JIRA Development Cookbook – Third Edition

JIRA Development Cookbook – Third Edition by Jobin Kuruvilla, September 2016, 598 pages. This book is available from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition. ISBN-13: 978-1785885617 ISBN-10: 1785885618 Delving into JIRA requires a minimum $10.00 per month expense per user after a free 7 day trial. The question is, does the expense justify the return? We shall soon find out. […]

Machine Learning Algorithms

The next book adventure is “Machine Learning Algorithms” by Giuseppe Bonaccorso, Packt Publishing, (Jul 2017), 360 pages. My initial preview suggests there is a lot to learn and so little time. Perhaps its time to let machines do more of the work. Until Next Time – Stay lean! Related Articles and Resources Python Machine Learning – Second Edition by Sebastian […]


With the recent release of Java Development Kit 12 (JDK 12), it’s time to upgrade to JavaFX-12.0.1 as well. JavaFX is now managed and released as it’s own independent entity and is not shipped as part of the Java Development Kit. If you are new to Java and JavaFX, visit Getting Started with JavaFX 12 to install and test the […]

Lean Code and Comments

When I learned to program, hardware and storage were scarce. It is imperative for the code to be tight and the speed of execution is and remains a first and foremost concern. Achieving this isn’t always easy and often requires some very sophisticated programming techniques. If there was ever a time or place to demand comments, a clever or complicated […]

Karakuri is Lean

Karakuri is a mechanism that uses gravity, springs, and gears instead of external power sources to manipulate objects as a means to “save energy”, and is a key element of Kaizen that when put into practice, can translate into significant productivity and efficiency gains including: Eliminate overwork Eliminate waste Eliminate uneven workflow Improve safety Improve quality Improve productivity Improve maintenance […]