The following is a list of concepts and technologies I consider to be the most important in computing in recent years. It is not meant to be a historic list. I will add items as they I become aware of them.
Note to self: This should not be a list of technologies like go and angular. Languages & frameworks come and go, what is important is the concepts they embody.
- Restful APIs – HATEOAS
- Service-oriented Architecture & Eating your own dog food
- Design as a real object – This if executed correctly
Here is a collection of content i hold in high regard:
Great videos on all sorts of topics from Architecture to Religion.
Good tech news and general programming related topics.
Pretty much any Documentary he has made as well as his blog for interesting insights into geopolitics and general socio political behaviour.
An insightfull view of the world using statistics through the Gap Minder software. Often reporting on good things going on in the world with the odd amusing quip thrown in.
Doubling time and the rule of 70
Lecture on what exponential growth really means to you. The answer to this question is incredible important in a way you will not comprehend until you watch this video. It also teaches you what compound growth is, this is important for anyone who has a bank account.
Multivax and the The Last Question
A short story by Isaac Asimov on the future. Shows that entropy is kind of scary.
A documentary about typography and graphic design in the last century. It stars some very interesting and enjoyable characters, talking passionately about a subject you engage in everyday but probably think little about.
Photography – Cambridge in Colour
If you read all the tutorials and articles on this site you have pretty much undertaken a basic to mid level digital photography course without paying anything.
Photo Editing – dpBestflow
If you are into photography you should know all your tools, this extends to more than just your camera. You should know the content of these links and how they apply to making your pictures pretty.
Interesting books. No particular order.
- ISBN: 0141032405
- War is not fun.
- Zen and The Art of Motor Cycle Maintenance
- ISBN: 0061673730
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
- ISBN: 0099450259
- The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
- ISBN: 0434003484
- Brave New World
- ISBN: 0099518473
- Eats, Shoots and Leaves
- ISBN: 0007329067
If someone supposedly tells you what a drug is like and this website doesn’t have a similar story they are probably lying. This place has more interesting stories about drugs than the 60s rolled into one.
- cmd.fm Command Line tool for internet radio