Angular-.NET knowledge refresh

Ok, last week I was on an Angular+.NET Core learning spree, and I had to continue since my goals were not met.

  • Monday – Angular foundation
  • Tuesday – Angular foundation cont. – services, .NET Core Web API setup, EF Core
  • Wednesday – continue same… had issues to debug
  • Thursday – replaced bootstrap with ng-bootstrap, for no reason
  • Friday – continues ng-bootstrap wars, and unhappy. Decides to learn Angular Material after reading UI library comparisons
  • Saturday, Today – continues with Angular Material

Wavelength of thoughts

Have you ever wondered why there are certain personalities with people around them – both who likes and hates them ? Here is my thought… its the wavelength difference.

Some people might be considering you as a genius but for others you might be a fool, or a person who love to ask stupid questions. I observe people and try to stand in other’s shoes usually to find why a particular person is like that. This guy might be thinking much faster, or slower than you buddy!

When we talk in discussions, we tend to think, analyse and articulate next statement in mind, which is a (semi) parallel activity. Your pace of thoughts and articulating skills matters. The opponent might be a fast thinker in the same topic of discussion and while you are at point A, he might be at point D so he might be talking about things which are highly relevant to him but you are not even in point B so you have synchronization problems. Vice versa also can happen, and its nobody’s fault. Give more importance to your listening skills so you can race up to his speed and make sense out of what he says.

Web 3.0 is here…

While reading about Web3, it initially reminded me for no reason the decentralized internet concept discussed in the famous Silicon Valley television series. Well, I thought to write about my learning on the reading of this buzz topic. I started my love for internet with the sound of dial-up internet so I was lucky enough to experience different browsers, sockets, chat apps, HTML, compatibilities and incompatibilities, and various phases of web standards. Initially it was purely technology focused but it has turned to human focused now. Thanks to the evolving Customer Experience (CX) and design thinkers’ priorities and involuntary digital revolution.

Web3 is based on Blockchain

Specifically, the decentralization and, that is the major upgrade we have from Web 2.0. Data volumes, importance and complexities has raised to uncontrollable states now and it has become a need of the hour for the enterprises to keep a log book of what is happening with data. Systems are forced today to check whether you are a human being and not a bot, before allowing you to do any transactions. Captcha, Multi-Factor-Authentication (MFA), Single Sign On, Face Recognition, and what not. Companies are investing hugely to protect their data by securing the systems and we were limited to traditional authentication and role based security based authorizations as enterprise standard. For many years sensitive industries such as Banking sector were reluctant to use Cloud systems because of trust issues and Cloud vendors such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services had hard time selling their products to enterprises. Consumer sector is still feared about Alexa being listening to their conversations, and industries are concerned about the data leakage of their IoT devices. With Web 3.0, and the proven architecture of crypto designs such as blockchain is going to significantly change the outlook and the on-premise systems will soon completely move to a decentralized mode.

It’s intelligent

Web 3.0 is expected to be intelligent than the previous generations because now we have figured out what internet can do, and what we want. We have advanced (but still immature in many area) much in data science, analytics and predictions so it is time to have the systems we build also have these learnings available ‘by design’.

Is it just a hype?

No, it cannot be. The concepts doesn’t talk anything unrealistic, but it vouch for the need of the hour.

More reading

Visit https://web3.foundation/ to read more. The technology stack page is very interesting.

IBM Enterprise Design Thinking–Notes from co-creator

Framework

The problems and solutions are an ongoing conversation of, the continuous cycle which consist of: Observe, Reflect and Make.

Principles

  • Focus on user outcomes (Pur users first. Measure by how we fulfill user’s needs. Know the difference between users and clients.
  • Restless reinvention
  • Diverse Empowered Teams

Keys

Three techniques for diverse teams to reflect together as we move from idea to outcome.

  • Hills – Statements of intent written as meaningful user outcomes.
  • Playbacks – Bring stakeholders into the loop in a safe place to ell stories and exchange feedback.
  • Sponsor Users – Real world users, who contribute their domain expertise to your team.

Observe: Ask each other

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Reflect:  Ask each other

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Make: Consider these questions

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