Overview: The retrospective handbook is a useful collection of tips for preparing and running retrospective for agile teams. The central point of facilitating a retrospective is the preparation. All the details - even the smallest details such as how much paper is available or what the colours of the using pens - play an important role in running a successful retrospective. In such preparation, the most important preparation is the relationship. It requires team members to have high trust with each other to address any problems in great details and find the most suitable solution for those problems. My impression: The tips for running remote retrospective would be really useful for anyone especially startups in my opinion. All the startups I have worked for so far have had some foreign teams either external or internal to save operating money. In addition, there are a lot of remote work to save office renting space and almost all of those startups followed the agile method.
Overview: The "Money for the rest of us" book is a list of 10 questions serve as a guideline to invest. It is light book with not many pages and can be read during commute time. The book does not require audiences to have any special knowledge. My impression: The author, Mr. David, is very friendly and patient to answer my questions. The 10 questions are greatly explained by the author, and I think they provide a good starting point. However, I think anyone who wants to invest should build their own checklist and a general guideline for different situations. When a general guideline is in place, the decisions need to respect the guideline in order to make consistent decision. Consistency , in my opinion, is the most important in the long run as it provide information for constant feedback and improvements. Overall, I think this is a good book that helps improving my decision making process. - ninjahoahong
I think Java is quite verbose for scripting. However, it can also be fun. I wrote a very simple experiment of ls command. You should try it out. Download file ls and chmod +x ls then you can run ./ls . There are no flags/options supported.😆 - ninjahoahong