David Foster Wallace : It’s Water….It’s Water

This is one of my favorite Commencement speeches, delivered by a fantastic writer :


Transcription of the 2005 Kenyon Commencement Address by David Foster Wallace – May 21, 2005

(If anybody feels like perspiring [cough], I’d advise you to go ahead, because I’m sure going to. In fact I’m gonna [mumbles while pulling up his gown and taking out a handkerchief from his pocket].) Greetings [“parents”?] and congratulations to Kenyon’s graduating class of 2005. There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?”

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Alan Watts: Creating who you are…

Another very good talk from Alan Watts….


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Alan Watts: What Do You Desire

This is the talk from which ‘What if money didn’t matter’ comes from. A good talk as well.


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Design Patterns & Principles

Design Patterns & Principles

Heard your colleagues talk about SOLID Principles or your technical lead saying something about Single Responsibility Principle and Dependency Inversion Principle, but not really sure what meant or how it impacts your design and development? Then, this is the right course for you.

This course aims to introduce the concept of Design Principles and how they impact the design

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Performance Testing

Performance Testing

Performance Testing is not about recording scripts and running them at a particular load. A lot of thought needs to put in place in understanding what performance goals are, why they are important, how do we ensure we simulate the actual load conditions that the application is supposed to support etc.

This course will teach you the various topics that play an extremely important role in coming up with a strategic approach to Performance Testing. It also provides an overview of how to use JMeter as a load testing tool

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