• The digital workplace merges work and life — a virtual space with applications, services and information on demand. For users, this means access to the technology they need, when they need it, on whichever device they prefer to use.
• Employees expect their enterprise systems to be as engaging, exciting and intuitive as consumer devices. Technology research company Gartner calls this a shift from technology-literate people to people-literate technology.
• Companies now have more exquisitely detailed data about how their products and services are used than they ever had before, thanks to a vast network of sensors and advanced analytic tools.
• Cognitive systems can parse all that data and learn what employees need to do their job better — even if they don’t yet know it themselves. Cognitive systems will deliver the ability to visualize vast amounts of data, curated and analyzed, for a unique task and a unique user.
• The workplace of the future will embrace emerging new cognitive and analytic capabilities. These tools can provide insights into how employees engage most effectively, what the best technologies are for each task and for each individual, and help provide a seamless work environment — an environment that will help to attract and retain the best talent.
First when I look at npm vs gulp I was like, well I can do this with npm scripts, why to learn another tool.
So I tried to make it happen with just npm scripts, this worked great until I tried to automatically create
responsive images with imagemagick. This would have required me to write a complete bash script.
Advantage npm script:
– I just write my build steps as shell commands and I am independent of the lifecycle of certain tools like gulp. As the bash script is portable.
– I minimize the tooling I need to learn. No need to install an additional command-line tool to run your build.
– They don’t have the complexity of a full build tool.
– They provide consistent APIs optimized for composing build tasks.
– They offer huge ecosystems of plugins for almost anything you can imagine.
– They avoid cross-platform compatibility problems.
– Gulp increases the performance by doing the build steps in parallel.
- I include gulp in my npm scripts with the following code into my ‘package.json’:
"build:prod": "gulp build --prod",
"build:dev": "gulp build"
I use markdown for writing on this blog and when writing github documentation. But I forget often about the syntax. This resource helps me to remember:
- Download a Frontend HTML Template at initializer.com
- Go and download and setup SASS: sass-lang.com
- Learn it: sass-lang.com
UPDATE: I brought in about 1-2 hours myself up to speed with Rapid SASS [Video] by Brock Nunn. If you are interested in the example code you can find it here packtpub.com/books/content/support. Just enter the name of the course and select a delivery type. What I have learn will be add another time.
Why I do this?
I want to be a rouge pirate scientist that makes the world a better place: At the end of my life I … fulfilled the dream of the 5 year old boy that played with Playmobil how he created a great world by science (e.g. not dying, no pain) without respect for boundaries.
How to make the world work better?
It is about make people and myself more happy by help solve the big challenges (Domains):
- Living (Cities …)
- Working & Producing (Smarter Industry)
- Lifestyle (products that make people feel better)
What is needed to make an impact? Domain Knowledge + Technological Knowledge + Soft Skills This maps to the following areas:
#FutureOfWork: Including all soft skills that make one work efficiently:
- Agile (including Time Management and Learning)
#BuildTheFuture: The “technical” skills needed to build products, based on your domain knowledge, that create value for people:
- Process: Agile, Design Thinking, Lean Startup (Bluemix Garage Method)
- Design: Domain Driven Language
- Domain specific skills: Data Analytics, Full Stack Development (App & Microservices), IoT & Embedded
- Background: Algorithms & Statistics
#FutureOf[Domain]: Includes the domain knowledge that is need to use the technology in a way that creates value:
- Data Driven Medicine
- Genomic Medicine
- Medicine, Biology, Chemistry
- Science of Happiness
- Consumer Products & Marketing: What creates value in the life of an consumer?
- Industrie 4.0
- Integrated Industry
- Manufacturing Challenges & Trends
- 3d printing