This parable is an old one. I told this last week to one of my team members at work and wanted to find the original. Since this is an old parable, I found different versions of this story over the Internet. In some versions the story revolves around a broken down ship, while in others a large machine in a factory. The version I'm quoting below is what I remember reading ages ago.
It's 2019. I'm turning 40 this year. The first time someone paid me money to write code was back in early 2003. This means that my career also turned 16, going on 17 this year. As a senior staff member, I do find myself championing the value of skills and expertise in software engineering, especially to young graduates doing their rotation in my software engineering team.
This old parable stuck somewhere in my head all those years ago. I still think it's the best parable told about the value of expertise and staying sharp.
Note: This isn’t a Bitcoin hedging post. In fact, that was the last occurrence of that word in this article.
Is the Blockchain hype over?
According to this year’s Gartner Hype Cycle, Blockchain has crossed the
peak of unrealistic expectations and is now heading towards the trough
of disillusionment. This usually means that we’ll stop hearing about Blockchain being the cure for world hunger, and instead will start hearing about real world case studies that demonstrate its use cases.
I also tend to
agree with Gartner’s prediction of Blockchain reaching the plateau
of profitability, and therefore wider adoption in the enterprise within
the next 5 years.
Blockchain for Business?
Fundamentally, Blockchain emerged from business principles that have been around since humans started trading with each other.
We have incrementally digitised parts of this process over the past century. However, this digitisation process has taken a fragmented approach. Each participating entity digitised t…
Mashups Get Down to Business And Add New Value to SOAs - MarketWatch WSO2, the open source SOA company, will present a session at the SOAWorld 2008 Conference and Expo to discuss how mashups can complement other tools to drive workflows, business process execution, and visualizations in maximizing the value of an enterprise's SOA infrastructure. Case studies will provide attendees with real-world examples of how incorporating mashups in SOAs are improving productivity, and facilitating reporting and business intelligence.
When: Thursday, November 20, 2:20-3:05 p.m. Where: SOAWorld 2008, Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA Presenter: Jonathan Marsh, WSO2 vice president of business development