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Robert Read

Full Stack Engineer

9 posts

Maximizing the power of APIs: balancing freedom and control

If an organization really wants to empower its users, it needs a way to provide maximum power to the user with both safety and security. APIs allow you to design a solution that's not simply the average of these extremes, but rather provides 90% of the power with 99% of the security.

Story of a DARPA proposal

A brief story of our experience submitting a proposal to DARPA to conduct research on the latest Low Power Wide Area Network technology.

Reactions to our Agile Share-in-Savings model

Several months ago, we published a blog post series on a concept called Agile Share-in-Savings. We received a number of positive reactions, as well as some worthy counter-arguments.

Software badness quantified

Until a more robust model for measuring technical debt is developed, we suggest using a simple formula for measuring the "badness" of a codebase in order to facilitate system improvement decisions.