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Many articles and posts discuss how to handle, avoid, or maintain technical debt.
In this post, I’d like to address some of the less-discussed hidden costs of technical debt, which I hope will help you make a better decision next time you’re debating whether to take the “hey, we’ll fix it later” approach for a new feature.

Technical debt, put simply, is any technical shortcut that makes the current development quicker - at the expense of complicating and slowing down future changes and additions, making the total cost of these features higher than it would have without it. Recent research…

Bot building assistant bot

You’ve been hearing the hype around chat bots and decided your business can truly benefit from one. So now you may be asking yourself: how on earth do I go about building one myself?

The good news is that we’re living in a time where NLP (Natural Language Processing) technology, though far from perfect, is highly accessible in many forms. Ranging from academic publications, through open source projects to fully managed services.

In this post I’ll try to cover the building blocks and options available today as well as the decisions you have to make about the product and the…

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