Entering the Zone of Pain

2 months 2 weeks ago

Editorial Note: I originally wrote this post for the NDepend blog.  You can check out the original here, at their site.  While you’re there, download NDepend and see if your code falls into the infamous Zone of Pain. Years ago, when I first downloaded a trial of NDepend, I chuckled when I saw the “Abstractness […]

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Erik Dietrich

Making plans? We can help.

2 months 2 weeks ago

Hear about an amazing event but can’t remember where to buy the tickets? Have trouble finding the right activity to do with your sister who has two toddlers? Looking for something fun to do nearby tonight? Now Google can help. Today on the Google app and mobile web in the U.S., doing a search for events brings up a clear summary of activities from sites from across the web like Eventbrite, Meetup and more, that might be just what you’re looking for.  

To try it, type in a quick search like, “jazz concerts in Austin,” or “art events this weekend” on your phone. With a single tap, you’ll see at-a-glance details about various options, like the event title, date and time, and location. You can tap “more events” to see additional options. Once you find one that’s up your alley, tap it to find more details or buy tickets directly from the website.

You can also look up events over different time periods, simply tap on filters like "today", "tomorrow", "next week" and more. And if you’re feeling open to more options, you can also try typing “events near me” to see what’s happening around the corner. After all, who knows what fun activities await?

And for all the event creators out there, check out our developer guidelines to see how you can ensure people see your listings when they’re looking for activities and events on Google.  

We hope this update helps you make FOMO a thing of the past. You’ve got plans to make!

Making plans? We can help.

2 months 2 weeks ago

Hear about an amazing event but can’t remember where to buy the tickets? Have trouble finding the right activity to do with your sister who has two toddlers? Looking for something fun to do nearby tonight? Now Google can help. Today on the Google app and mobile web in the U.S., doing a search for events brings up a clear summary of activities from sites from across the web like Eventbrite, Meetup and more, that might be just what you’re looking for.  

To try it, type in a quick search like, “jazz concerts in Austin,” or “art events this weekend” on your phone. With a single tap, you’ll see at-a-glance details about various options, like the event title, date and time, and location. You can tap “more events” to see additional options. Once you find one that’s up your alley, tap it to find more details or buy tickets directly from the website.

You can also look up events over different time periods, simply tap on filters like "today", "tomorrow", "next week" and more. And if you’re feeling open to more options, you can also try typing “events near me” to see what’s happening around the corner. After all, who knows what fun activities await?

And for all the event creators out there, check out our developer guidelines to see how you can ensure people see your listings when they’re looking for activities and events on Google.  

We hope this update helps you make FOMO a thing of the past. You’ve got plans to make!

Making plans? We can help.

2 months 2 weeks ago

Hear about an amazing event but can’t remember where to buy the tickets? Have trouble finding the right activity to do with your sister who has two toddlers? Looking for something fun to do nearby tonight? Now Google can help. Today on the Google app and mobile web in the U.S., doing a search for events brings up a clear summary of activities from sites from across the web like Eventbrite, Meetup and more, that might be just what you’re looking for.  

To try it, type in a quick search like, “jazz concerts in Austin,” or “art events this weekend” on your phone. With a single tap, you’ll see at-a-glance details about various options, like the event title, date and time, and location. You can tap “more events” to see additional options. Once you find one that’s up your alley, tap it to find more details or buy tickets directly from the website.

You can also look up events over different time periods, simply tap on filters like "today", "tomorrow", "next week" and more. And if you’re feeling open to more options, you can also try typing “events near me” to see what’s happening around the corner. After all, who knows what fun activities await?

And for all the event creators out there, check out our developer guidelines to see how you can ensure people see your listings when they’re looking for activities and events on Google.  

We hope this update helps you make FOMO a thing of the past. You’ve got plans to make!

Improvement in Global Trade is Cyclical, Not Structural

2 months 2 weeks ago
Half a year ago, we first flagged the “improving global growth outlook” to our clients — which has only recently dawned on the International Monetary Fund . Already, the cyclical improvement following that call has had a wide-ranging impact on international economic activity, including trade. A couple of years ago, in 2015, we observed that “world trade growth has essentially collapsed after re...
ECRI

How to Prioritize Bugs on Your To-Do List

2 months 2 weeks ago

Editorial Note: I originally wrote this post for the NDepend blog.  You can check out the original here, at their site.  While you’re there, take a look around at NDepend and explore its new tech debt measurement features. People frequently ask me questions about code quality.  People also frequently ask me questions about efficiency and productivity. […]

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Erik Dietrich

Improving Global Outlook and Italian Exports

2 months 2 weeks ago
While the global economic outlook is positive, Italy – with a Q4 2016 GDP figure that is still more than 7% below its 2008 peak – is not riding the wave of higher global growth. Furthermore, with increasing CPI volatility that has been heightening uncertainty about inflation and dampening consumer spending, the Italian consumer has been unable to provide significant support to the economy of la...
ECRI

Intro to T4 Templates: Generating Text in a Hurry

2 months 2 weeks ago

Editorial Note: I originally wrote this post for the SubMain blog.  You can check out the original here, at their site.  While you’re there, take a look at GhostDoc.  In addition to comment generation capabilities, you can also effortlessly produce help documentation. Today, I’d like to tackle a subject that inspires ambivalence in me.  Specifically, I […]

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Erik Dietrich

Wage Growth Widely Misunderstood

2 months 2 weeks ago
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pointed to “nonexistent” real wage growth to justify holding rates at zero percent in 2014. There is room, she said, "for real wage gains before we need to worry that that is creating overall inflationary pressure for the economy,” suggesting that real wage growth was a precondition for rate hikes.Fast-forward to today, and we find the Fed ignoring that dictum...
ECRI

The Opportunist’s Guide to Start Consulting (Abridged)

2 months 2 weeks ago

Given the recent launch of Developer Hegemony, I decided to address a reader question.  This question hits near and dear to my heart and to the subject matter of the book. I’m going to paraphrase for the sake of anonymity.  But, either way, it amounts to a question about how to start consulting. But First, […]

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Erik Dietrich

Jobs Data in Cyclical Perspective

2 months 3 weeks ago
See link below to watch the interview on Reuters TV.The market is somewhat surprised by this healthy jobs report that fits with the upturn in overall economic growth that we’ve been discussing with you for months now. The Fed’s “full-employment” mandate has been met, and this morning’s update on ECRI’s Future Inflation Gauge shows that underlying inflation pressures haven’t retreated.  A key ex...
ECRI

Today’s Jobs Data in Cyclical Perspective

2 months 3 weeks ago
See link below to watch the interview on Reuters TV.The market is somewhat surprised by this healthy jobs report that fits with the upturn in overall economic growth that we’ve been discussing with you for months now. The Fed’s “full-employment” mandate has been met, and this morning’s update on ECRI’s Future Inflation Gauge shows that underlying inflation pressures haven’t retreated.  A key ex...
ECRI