2BIG in DevOps

Needless complexity in production systems is contrary to best practices and common sense. Yet quite a few developers relish beautifully crafted solutions that, in theory, can cater to everyone’s taste, but in practice serve no one. Stability and predictability are paramount to operations, yet the desire to experiment with technologies and frameworks often outweighs such considerations. To that end I’d like to present a simple principle for DevOps: 2BIG.

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Optimization with TensorFlow

TensorFlow is a free, open-source machine learning framework that’s geared towards deep learning. Optimization algorithms are at the heart of artificial neural networks. We can therefore let TensorFlow solve numerical optimization problems.

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Principles of Product Management

Over the years I have worked with some good product managers, heard of a few great ones, and endured others who were less than stellar. From these observations and my own experience, I have distilled a set of principles for product managers, a collection of dos and don’ts.

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