What the F(#) is Next?

A winding journey to a more functional and more hopeful path forward in the cloud and at the edge

Houston Haynes

26 minute read

Spend enough time in technology and you see recurring patterns ebb and flow. The democratization of technology - areas of specialization evolving into commodities - has largely been a net positive. But if you get caught up in the swirl of it you sometimes miss the bigger picture. I did. In my recent…

Is Your Job Description A Ransom Note?

A company's open positions and interview approach says more about its culture than any "About Us" page

Houston Haynes

13 minute read

The second person I hired in my career stayed with that company for 20+ years after I moved on. He eventually became the lead hardware engineer for one of the most widely recognized brands in the world of electronic music. This is what you’d call “an outlier”. I have never repeated that feat, but I…

COVID in India - A Perfect Storm?

Confounding Congregate Events and Strains of the Virus Straining Systems to the Breaking Point

Houston Haynes

12 minute read

From the early days of lock down last year I was just as worried for a possible COVID-20 and COVID-21 as the current COVID-19. And when reconnecting with friends and former co-workers, many of whom work in public health and study of infectious diseases, the collective sentiment was largely similar.…

Low Code is Dead. Long Live Low Code!

An Introduction to the General Theory of Low Code Relativity

Houston Haynes

16 minute read

Technology providers ride the 24-hour hype cycle as much as they drive it - and with that comes peaks and valleys in the signal-to-noise ratio online. This week was Microsoft’s “Build” showcase - and with that comes their big marketing push to companies and the broader development community. I…

Adaptive Design for Software - A Proposal

A Working Theory That Leverages Systems Thinking & Adaptive Management

Houston Haynes

7 minute read

Adaptive Design for Software [AD4S] started as a thought experiment - a moment of clarity from my 20+ years in software and leading teams - from start-ups to multi-national conglomerates. AD4S is a rubric for decisions in complex software that maintains a first-create-then-evaluate working pattern.…