Articles about the tech industry, references to books, companies and people inspiring me.

——— 2021 ———

Bye Bye Yeeld 👋

Today was my last day at Yeeld. Reflecting on that 3-year experience is not easy, but the first thing that comes to mind is the team. 😢 We managed to build a challenger bank reaching 100 000 users in less than 18 months.📈 This was done with modest…

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The Jobs-to-be-Done Framework

I've been involved in product management for a long time now since I was working as CTO in companies with no product managers for the last 10 years. I recently discovered the "Jobs to be done" approach and did some research about it. It's about…

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——— 2015 ———

The Single Sign Out problem

TL;DR - SSO technologies are well documented when it comes to signing-in, but handling sign-out can be challenging. Single sign on is now everywhere. It is used in major tech companies like Facebook and Google, who allow their users to be logged on…

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——— 2014 ———

No, Jekyll isn't only for developers

TL;DR - Anyone can use Jekyll on Github pages just like anyone can post content on Tumblr. You just need to know about the add and edit button on Github. Forever blogging platforms It has become quite difficult to find a reliable and sustainable…

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——— 2010 ———

Interaction between iPhone apps

Brent Simmons, in his latest blog post talked about how iPad apps could work together, just like on Mac Os, Apple Scripts, services and apple events to allow applications to basically communicate with each others. The funny thing is this is actually…

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App Store page 1 effect

A topic not so often elaborated about the App Store is the effect of ranking. This post is only intended to emphasize this fact, and of course it is not sure that Apple could find a better solution. The funny thing is that the success of an app (at…

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Openpivot tutorial

A few weeks ago I introduced openpivot on this blog. It is a powerful command line utility to build pivot tables. Assume you have the following simple file : What a complex data set ! Pivot tables are very powerful tools allowing you to make summary…

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——— 2009 ———

Anouncing Openpivot

I am pleased to announce the release of my first open source project . Openpivot is designed to efficiently reproduce the functionality of MS excel pivot tables. The problem of MS excel is that old versions (prior to 2007) cannot deal with files…

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iPhone tech talks in Paris

As a first post on this blog. I'm happy to announce that I have received the confirmation for iPhone tech talks in Paris. Sessions are on the 9th november from 9am to 5pm.

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🧑‍💻  I'm Romain, software engineer freelancer, ex co-founder and CTO at Yeeld and Eventmaker.

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