1. Rapidly prototyping conversational UIs with Telegram using Python, AWS Lambda, and the AWS API Gateway

    At the time I wrote this, conversational UIs were a hot topic. Plenty of silicon oracles were writing about the impending world takeover of chat bots. I wrote about quickly scaffolding a conversational UI project via a Telegram bot. It's a great approach for testing conversational UI value props with customers without needing to build out a custom bot.


  2. Build vs. Buy

    Having to decide when to build versus when to buy is a common occurrence in software development. Build vs. Buy scenarios usually occur when there is a product need for something new that is significantly complex.