links for 2008-03-20
20 March, 2008
Although the title suggests that you should choose the first solution to a problem, it actually goes into more detail on how to find the first optimal solution. The article also presents a number of pitfalls. All in all a quick but valuable read.
The value of this article is in the many links it provides toward tools that help you create a distraction free desktop. This, of course, does not help you to become better writer or coder perse.
This article blames both the business and IT for not cooperating better to create business value using IT. It mainly is a description of how the CIO should be placed within the company to get to the business value. It’s about good communication.
(Registration required) Baker tells how open-source can develop high quality products. It’s all about the enthousiastic commitment of people from anywhere, working on the software. A lot of great people would never participate weren’t it in the open.