Frank Rubino

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The College of the Future

As someone with 2 children in college, I welcome President Obama’s free tuition proposal. College tuition is a financial hurdle that becomes, in many cases, a debilitating family debt burden. Will free tuition get more kids to college? As sure as free training has filled MarkLogic developer classes. As some have pointed out, tuition is not the whole problem […]

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Big Data On A Crowded Train

When a guy drags his overcoat across your sandwich, a crowded train is usually a bit overwhelming. However, I was recently riding a packed Acela from a customer’s site in Boston and had a good chat with my seatmate, who worked in a non-profit organization. Her job was to guide first-generation college-students through an unfamiliar landscape of […]

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Start A New Business: Build An Accidental LMS

Several of the MarkLogic Media customers I work with are creating Learning Management Systems (LMSs) this year, yet they are not actually in the Education Publishing business. They haven’t built their companies on Algebra I. No, they’ve been publishing manufacturing standards, or cookbooks, or management training manuals –information that demonstrably curious people (their subscribers) really […]

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Go Big By Going Small

Bringing in a new technology requires a workplace evolution — that if done carefully, avoids the revolution! My work in Consulting at MarkLogic brings me into daily contact with our customers, so I’m often asked for the “real” scoop on how each uses our product – -and lessons that can be learned. Over the next several […]

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3 Reasons To Transition From Waterfall to Agile

At the Big Software Company where I used to work, my 60 colleagues and I built our entire project every night, and nobody was allowed to check in broken code. At any moment there was a complete functional application that passed all regression tests. It was my first Agile, as beautiful as synchronized swimming. And […]

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