Excerpt from ‘Practice Secrets of the Pros’: Research Explains Why Your Beliefs About Blocked Practice Are Wrong
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Excerpt from ‘Practice Secrets of the Pros’: Research Explains Why Your Beliefs About Blocked Practice Are Wrong

Our intuitions about how we acquire knowledge and retain it are wrong — yet we’re still seduced by the simplicity of organized, “blocked” repetition. Randomized practice sessions not only form more solid skills by maximizing retrieval strategies and mental frameworks, they also keep you engaged and conscious.    One year after publication, my book on mastering music … Continue reading

Electric Cloud e-book: Continuous Integration at Scale
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Electric Cloud e-book: Continuous Integration at Scale

Happy to reveal the final product for Electric Cloud, a company founded in 2002 by John Ousterhout, the creator of Tcl, and John Graham-Cumming. I’ve covered this company since its inception, so it was nice to take off the journalism hat for the first time and switch on my marketing brainiac helmet while still knowing so much about what … Continue reading