Animal Nutrition

Since I am off to the PDC in a few weeks I thought I would dust off my blog.

What have I been up to you ask?
Well for the last year and a half I have been at Cargill Animal Nutrition.
Working on the Max System.

Cargill launches enhanced MAX feed nutrition analysis system

Max Program

The longer I am in technology, the more I realize that the technology is not the hard part, it is much harder learning what the business needs and figuring the right places to put technology.

Conveying Complexity with Simple examples or analogies

Google just released there new browser Google Chrome

It is beatifully simple piece of coding, in which each tab is broken into its own process.

Each process can then spawn child process which correspond to various plugins, such as shockwave flash, etc.

This is a great way to isolate your processes from other errors, essentially it is a mini-os wrapped in a browser.

This can be a difficult concept to wrap your head around and the cartoon that was produced is an excellent way to understand the nuts and bolts.

Some cartoons that convey difficult concepts.

Google Chrome

Why we need architects

What is perpendicular storage

Design Patterns

SOA is something that is often defined using analogies such as Legos,  Transportation, or the post office.

It pays to think of things at their simplest level, it will really be helpful for you when attempting to convince others or your brilliance:)