On Solving Pains, Architecture, Snippets and Superpowers – Vainolo’s Weekly Readings

What type of pain are you solving?
For a new product to succeed, it must solve a “pain” that someone is suffering. How much they will search, and how much they are willing to pay is directly dependent on how much pain they currently have. And this helps us understand how to promote and sell our product.
http://justinjackson.ca/the-pain-you-cant-stand/

Why You Should NOT Implement Layered Architectures
“We need layers to abstract away the underlying implementation so we can change it? OK, let’s give this some serious thought. How often do you really change the implementation?”
http://blog.jooq.org/2014/09/12/why-you-should-not-implement-layered-architecture/

The Definitive Guide to Google Snippets
Snippets are a tool for employees and management to communicate asynchronously, transparently and with minimum disruption of the daily work routine. The article gives a lengthy description of what are snippets, how they are in use in many companies and why people like them to improve the company’s overall productivity. Very interesting read.
http://blog.idonethis.com/google-snippets-internal-tool/

Superpowers of Highly Successful People
I feel time travel should also be part of the list, but I haven’t seen it in the wild yet :-).
http://www.pgbovine.net/superpowers.htm

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