thinkrelevance.com Archives - 15 September 2013, Sunday

  • Kurt Zimmer of Room Key - Podcast Episode 033

    thinkrelevance.com 10 Sep '13, 7pm

    I've said it before: one of the few downsides to working at Relevance is getting to hear all sorts of cool customer success stories that we can't talk about. Which is why Justin and I were thrilled to record an episode with Kurt Zimmer from Room Key , one of our clients and an enthusi...

  • My Clojure Workflow, Reloaded

    thinkrelevance.com 07 Sep '13, 2am

    Notice that some things which are "global" from the point of view of the application, such as my web server and scheduled thread pool, become "local" instances in this data structure. Any function which needs one of these components has to take it as a parameter. This isn't as burdens...

  • Where to Find Relevancers: September 2013 Edition

    thinkrelevance.com 30 Aug '13, 3pm

    Where to Find Relevancers: September 2013 Edition Want to meet a Relevancer in person? Here's where you can find us during the month of September: Charlotte, NC 9/5-9/7 BlendConf Speaking: Michael Parenteau , Ben Vandgrift , Yoko Harada Seattle, WA 9/6-9/8 Pacific Northwest Software S...

  • Architecture and Financial Success

    thinkrelevance.com 28 Aug '13, 2pm

    Architecture and Financial Success Tags: architecture , design , properties , and non-functional requirements At our most recent internal conference, Tim Ewald gave us a passionate talk on the topic of architecture and design. He said that a successful solution must deliver features ,...

  • Alex Miller - Podcast Episode 039

    thinkrelevance.com 27 Aug '13, 2pm

    is the organizer of some of the best conferences I've ever been to (and one I haven't): Strange Loop , Clojure/West , and Lambda Jam . He is also Relevance's newest employee. As we both found ourselves in Durham recently, it was the perfect time to sit down together and talk conferenc...

  • Craig Andera - Podcast Episode 038

    thinkrelevance.com 20 Aug '13, 3pm

    You've had the joy of listening to Craig's insightful questioning of our guests for a long time now; it is our great pleasure to turn the microphones around and capture Craig Andera on the other end of the questions. Guest host Justin Gehtland gets Craig to talk about his career path ...

  • Abstraction or Leverage?

    thinkrelevance.com 17 Aug '13, 6pm

    Tags: refactoring , abstraction , and leverage A colleague of mine recently accused me of speaking too precisely. He was giving me a bit of grief, but I took it as a compliment. In this industry, we torture words until they give up all meaning. Keep your eyes open for the next time yo...

  • Brenton Ashworth - Podcast Episode 037

    thinkrelevance.com 13 Aug '13, 2pm

    To help people understand the concepts in Pedestal App, Brenton Ashworth recently authored the Pedestal App Tutorial . I highly recommend people check it out - it's a great resource. On this episode , Brenton does a great job of explaining the concepts in Pedestal App. I'm sure you'll...

  • Blog | On Naming | Relevance

    thinkrelevance.com 01 Aug '13, 3am

    Tags: naming , object-oriented , philosophy , and language Why is naming so difficult? We write functions and arguments, or classes and methods, all day long. Every one of them has a name. With all that practice, you would expect us to be good at it. One reason is that names are alway...

  • Blog | Neal Ford of ThoughtWorks - Episode 036 | Relevance

    thinkrelevance.com 26 Jul '13, 3pm

    Those of you lucky enough to have heard Neal Ford speak on anything know that he is one smart, funny, and perceptive dude. It was my great pleasure to have him on the show, where we talked about Evolutionary Architecture, Clojure, Datomic, the poetry of Donald Rumsfeld, the ThoughtWor...

  • Blog | Rich Hickey and core.async - Podcast Episode 035 | Relevance

    thinkrelevance.com 10 Jul '13, 4pm

    Listeners of the show need no introduction to Rich Hickey , even if he had not already been our guest twice. In this episode, we talk to him about his latest brain gem, the core.async library. It was an illuminating discussion, and I thank Rich for taking the time to explain the conce...

  • Blog | Shopping in Infinite Space | Relevance

    thinkrelevance.com 09 Jul '13, 2am

    Tags: retail , ecommerce , vector space , mathematics , encoding , and immutability Long hours driving the open road grant me that rare luxury: time to think about everything and nothing. I love freely associating ideas as the miles roll by. Over a brief vacation this past week, a few...

  • Blog | Turkey Tacos and the Giant Smoking Crater | Relevance

    thinkrelevance.com 04 Jul '13, 10am

    Turkey Tacos and the Giant Smoking Crater Tags: project , product , crunch time , and organization Here's a short experience from a project I was on long before joining Relevance. It might be interesting or educational. It was October in Minnesota. Fall is a time for endings, and my c...