Archives: July 2014

5 Common Server Setups For Your Web Application | DigitalOcean

When deciding which server architecture to use for your environment, there are many factors to consider, such as performance, scalability, availability, reliability, cost, and ease of management.

In this post, Mitchell Anicas outlines a list of commonly used server setups, with a short description of each, including pros and cons. Keep in mind that all of the concepts covered here can be used in various combinations with one another, and that every environment has different requirements, so there is no single, correct configuration.

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Innovation How-To: Scott Cook’s SXSW 2014 Toolkit

Intuit’s founder Scott Cook spoke to a room full of entrepreneurs at SXSW Interactive 2014′s Startup Village. In this session, he shared some of the tools used at Intuit to create great products, and in the spirit of learning by doing, he ran exercises in real-time with the audience. Wish you could have been there?

100 time, energy, and attention hacks to be more productive

For exactly one year, from May 1, 2013, through May 1, 2014, Chris Bailey would devour everything he could get his hands on about productivity, and write every day about the lessons he learned on A Year of Productivity.

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10 Lessons Learned So Far With Lean

I am a part of a team that is trying to become more lean, here are a list of 10 lessons that we have learned so far…