CodeDotNet

This site is often under construction as it is used to expand my skills by exploring ideas and techniques for .NET, combining ASP.NET, Silverlight applications, web services, and a VB/C# desktop client to access selfsame web services.

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2018-01-13

My Self-Development in 2017

My corporate annual review period recently passed, and I was reminded of all the skills developed and completed tasks over the past year, both in and out of work. Sincerely, remembering what I've done over the past year makes me feel good, and really reminds me of how much I enjoy learning.

Video Courses

Although largely focused on reading to learn, I do partake of various streaming video resources via Pluralsight. The course I've completed this past year:

Multiple courses on management and leadership

Quantitative & AI-related courses, accompanied by work in R, Python, or VBA

Books

Software Development

Work and Periphery

Posts

To avoid repeating myself, here are My Most Popular Posts of 2017.


2017-12-26

Review: Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life

Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life (Princeton Studies in Complexity) Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life by John H. Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A thought-provoking introductory exploration to modeling social systems, covering ideas for rule-based agents within a variety of rule-based systems, moving onto evolutionary-like automata and organization of agents to solve problems. Underlying some of the ideas, one could see references to deeper concepts, e.g., nonlinearity, attractors, emergence, and complexity, none of which was explained explicitly. At times, I did find the writing tedious, as some ideas were too obvious to spend time detailing, but overall, a well-written easy to digest text.

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2017-12-22

My Most Popular Posts of 2017

Although I've made many posts on my Data Analytics Workouts site in the past year or two, some generated more interest than others - nothing here was virally popular - so I've written a post listing the most popular ones. Here is a link to the post.