Go master quits because AI ‘cannot be defeated’

This is yesterday's BBC headline for the news that Lee Se-dol, the Go grandmaster who was the last person to defeat Google's Alpha Go is retiring from the professional Go Game. It's genuinely sad to see. On the one hand it is very understandable that someone at the height of their craft finds it a … Continue reading Go master quits because AI ‘cannot be defeated’

The End of the Beginning of (Your) APIs

I don’t typically I’ve too many API talks anymore since my current role keeps me busy on a range of other topics and technologies. It’s still a subject close to my heart though, so after the organizers of APIDays Barcelona managed to twist my arm to speak it was nice to talk about APIs again! … Continue reading The End of the Beginning of (Your) APIs

The Conundrum of $4.99 Rotisserie Chicken

Costco’s impressively low price Rotisserie Chicken pulls in customers to its stores and provides a genuine treat for a low low price. Last week the company opened its new, extensive production facilities in Nebraska to further its ability to keep delivering the product at that low price point. As numerous articles point out, there is … Continue reading The Conundrum of $4.99 Rotisserie Chicken

Deep Diving into API Specifications: see you at ASC in Vancouver!

As you probably know, this year we made a deliberate change in conferences and events: transitioning the venerable APIStrat Conference into the API Specifications Conference. The new conference is now quickly coming up! 15-17th October, Vancouver CanadaGet your tickets here: registrationI covered the main reasons for the change in a previous post, and we've had … Continue reading Deep Diving into API Specifications: see you at ASC in Vancouver!

From APIStrat to ASC: A New Chapter in API Community Building

Way back in 2012, Kin Lane and I had the whacky idea of starting a vendor neutral API Conference. At the time, there were some early vendor events and they clearly had their own value, but there was nothing that enabled the whole space to gather neutrally. So APIStrat was born and after a trial … Continue reading From APIStrat to ASC: A New Chapter in API Community Building