I Learnt

Things I have learnt over time ...

Using AI to find code problems

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1 min, 107 words

Ubissoft have introduced a tool that "uses AI" to identify potential coding issues when the developer commits code. They claim it can detect a significant number of errors and even suggest solutions in some cases. There will always be some errors that it will not be able to identify, for example where the implementation doesn't match the requirements, however this approach could have a significant impact on the amount of time spent debugging. And it should improve over time as it learns more potential errors.

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Categories: technology

Blackout by Marc Elsberg

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1 min, 187 words

This story documents one scenario that could happen when the nightmare happens of a massive power cut across Europe. It starts with a number of threads and weaves them well together. It follows an Italian as he realizes it is a terrorist attack on the smart power meters. This destabilizes the power grid which takes down most of the grid across Europe. A second attack targets the power plants. This leads to a power cut across Europe that lasts days and the storyline of how they track down the cause and the perpetrators.

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Categories: book

Reducing the team size to deliver

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1 min, 53 words

A project was struggling to deliver in time and the project manager resolved it by reducing the team size where the typical approach is to increase the team size. This decision was based on the overhead of communication and Brooks Law.

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Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

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2 min, 287 words

I really liked Simon Sinek's other books but didn't get into this one as much - don't get me wrong, it is still an excellent read and you can learn a lot.

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Categories: book

Don't let status change the conversation

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1 min, 113 words

I am probably like most people in that when I meet someone who I deem to be important the way I deal with them changes. It introduces a more reserved interaction with more careful responses.

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Categories: life