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A lot of people in this thread are focusing on technical tools, which is normal for a discussion of this type, but I think that focus is misplaced. Most technical tools are easily learnable and are not the limiting factor is creating good data science products.

https://towardsdatascience.com/data-is-a-stakeholder-31bfdb6...

(Disclaimer: I wrote the post at the above link).

If you have a sound design you can still create a huge amount of value even with a very simple technical toolset. By the same token, you can have the biggest, baddest toolset in the world and still end up with a failed implementation if you have bad design.

There are resources out there for learning good design. This is a great introduction and points to many other good materials:

https://www.amazon.com/Design-Essays-Computer-Scientist/dp/0...

W0lf · 2017-06-05 · Original thread
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Thanks for the link. Let me repay you with one:

http://www.amazon.com/Design-Essays-Computer-Scientist/dp/02...

cedotal · 2016-02-11 · Original thread
Yes -- It's Fred Brooks' own "The Design of Design:" http://www.amazon.com/The-Design-Essays-Computer-Scientist/d...
csours · 2015-03-16 · Original thread
Putting aside all the ad-hominem and everything-is-terrible, I think I learned a lot from following the references Tef makes in this talk.

Some references (sorry for the formatting, if this becomes a thing I'll do the wiki and the logo):

Slides:

https://github.com/tef/emfcamp2012/raw/master/programming_is...

Blub Paradox:

http://www.paulgraham.com/avg.html

http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?BlubParadox

Perl and 9/11:

http://www.paulgraham.com/hijack.html

10x:

http://hfs.sagepub.com/content/16/1/70.short

http://www.construx.com/10x_Software_Development/Origins_of_...

http://www.construx.com/10x_Software_Development/Productivit...

Waterfall (same pdf, linking from 2 sources):

http://www.cs.umd.edu/class/spring2003/cmsc838p/Process/wate...

http://leadinganswers.typepad.com/leading_answers/files/orig...

Conway's law:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_law

Unrelated, Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy (I just like this law):

http://www.jerrypournelle.com/reports/jerryp/iron.html

X-Y Problem:

http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/66377/what-is-the-xy...

Atwood, Don't Learn to Code:

http://blog.codinghorror.com/please-dont-learn-to-code/

Wason selection task:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wason_selection_task

LMGTFY:

https://www.google.com/search?q=pieget+constructive+learning https://www.google.com/search?q=curry+howard+isomorphism

Amazon Links, no referral:

http://www.amazon.com/Mindstorms-Children-Computers-Powerful... http://www.amazon.com/Peopleware-Productive-Projects-Teams-3... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B8USS14/ref=wl_mb_recs_2_title http://www.amazon.com/Design-Essays-Computer-Scientist-ebook...

bad_user · 2011-11-25 · Original thread
Interesting.

Somebody also suggested "The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist", by Frederick P. Brooks (Mythical Man Month) ... http://amzn.to/ueRrkv

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