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Top Stories: October 10-14, 2011

The obstacles of indoor navigation, "Moneyball" for software engineers, and a call for hyperlinking restraint.

Here’s a look at the top stories published across O’Reilly sites this week.

Why indoor navigation is so hard
The mapping applications built into smartphones are fantastic … until you arrive at your destination. Nick Farina explains how indoor navigation apps can and should work.

Moneyball for software engineering
Don’t dismiss “Moneyball” just because it began in the sports world. Many of the system’s metrics-based techniques can also apply to software teams.

Linking in ebooks: How much is too much?
Ebook producers must decide if the destinations behind embedded links are worth the disruptions they might cause.

Data in the HR department
Google’s people analytics manager Kathryn Dekas on how HR departments can use data for the benefit of employers and employees alike.

Hooked on context
“Discovery is the ultimate problem we’re trying to solve and the ultimate value we’re trying to create,” says Small Demon’s founder and CEO Valla Vakili in this interview.


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