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What are the best technologies you've worked with this year?

Ioannis MSc IT professional

November 29th, 2016

So FD, what are some cool, shiny new technologies that you worked with this past year? Care to tell us what those technologies are and why they are so cool?

Sheldon Poon Technical Director, Drive Marketing

November 29th, 2016

As a collaboration tool: our office whiteboard. I lost a bet with my business partners over it too.

I'm the young tech guy in the office and when we were setting up the new location this summer, I told the management team that we didn't need a whiteboard. Instead, I needed a TV and a computer, insisting that the whiteboard would never get used.

I bet them that the whiteboard would be a waste of money and that it would just end up sitting idle. Pen and paper as well as a functional screen and computer would be far superior, I insisted.

By the second month, it was clear how wrong I was and found it so much easier to get ideas across using the whiteboard to draw out diagrams over trying to get the right collaboration tech up on the TV screen. Having everyone in the room looking at a large whiteboard was also much more convenient than spinning my paper-pad around to show people sketches.

I accepted my defeat, bought my business partners lunch, and lost the whiteboard argument for good.

Andy Freeman Product Management and ... - Looking for new opportunities

November 30th, 2016

You can't have too many white boards.

One of the best things that I ever did for a company is convince them to put whiteboards floor to ceiling on every wall in a central room.

An individual white board is a great discussion facilitator.  A mass of white board is a memory and communications system with a built-in "how are things going" meter.

Doug Goldie Experienced Web Developer, Architect, Consultant or Coach

December 1st, 2016

+ a million!

Liat Perlman Board Advisor at Friend Software Labs AS

December 1st, 2016

I'm a bit biased as I am now a board Advisor, however the best and broadest tech platform I've seen in the last 3 years is from a company out of the Nordics (birthplace of Linux) ) Friend Software Corp has a unifying platform that creates a mesh of all operating systems, containers and storage etc. It has all the features of the best of Operating systems and allows you to maintain any existing environment be it your OS, storage, VM, container, Box like or Dev environment you've already invested in.(evolutionary not revolutionary; ancillary rather than replacemet, hence the name Friend) It is a developers haven, no need to abandon any prior programming environment, write once, run on any device, cross platform, great platform to glue the glue of API integration and has both open source (GitHub) and commercial license." Out of the box" it is also VR/AR ready. Yes it sound like Nirvana so at first glance you will likely be a skeptic. That's ok, wait till your 3rd review.
As the platform continues to expand, it's a challenge for the fledgling company to have its website mirror the functionality that the product encompasses so for the next 6 months, I recommend scheduling a web conference rather than just reviewing the website.