Made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
The materials paradigm1 may be represented in the form of a tetrahedron2, illustrating a set of material concerns and how they are interrelated.
A sequence diagram can serve as a fat-marker sketch of a happy-path checklist for a spike.
This is a brief note on my perception of the ISO 11179 Metadata Registry (MDR) standard, including my perception of its relation to W3C Semantic Web standards.
I enjoyed Rich Hickey’s talk on deconstructing the database, whereby he shows an unbundling of the concerns of transaction processing and durable storage from the concerns of a query engine, of live indexing, and of caching.