Domino – The Game of Matching and Playing Tiles
Domino is a game of matching and playing tiles to form a line that runs across the table. The number of dominoes in a line determines the score in most games. There are many different types of games that use dominoes. Most domino sets are made from polymer, but they may also be made from natural materials such as bone, silver lip ocean pearl oyster shell (mother of pearl), ivory or dark hardwoods like ebony. Traditionally, domino sets are made with contrasting colors of black and white pips.
When a domino is placed on the edge of another domino, its pips match those of the other domino. The result is that one domino covers the other, with no gaps between them. The game can be played by two or more players and can be a cooperative or competitive endeavor. The earliest recorded games of domino were based on a hexadecimal system, but later systems used numerals or letters to identify each domino and the value of its pips.
In a typical domino game, the players each draw a hand of dominoes from the stock, and then make their plays in turn. Some rules state that the first player to play must have the highest double in their hand, while others require the heaviest single. When a player draws more dominoes than they are entitled to, those excess dominoes are known as overdrawn, and the extras must be returned to the stock.
Whenever a domino falls, it generates a pulse of energy that travels to the next domino in line. That pulse is a bit like the nerve impulse that travels down a neuron, in that it moves at a constant rate and can only move in one direction.
Building mind-blowing domino sets requires a certain amount of engineering skill and ingenuity. Some domino builders even compete in shows where they set up hundreds of dominoes, all of which must fall with the nudge of just one domino.
Domino’s Founder, David Brandon, and early CEO Jim Doyle built the company on a strong customer-centric foundation. They took steps to ensure the company always put its customers first, and they focused on providing fast delivery of pizza that was affordable for college students.
As a result of this strategy, the company grew rapidly. It also emphasized putting stores near colleges, which allowed Domino’s to capitalize on student demand for fast pizza.
In the world of data science, best practices from software engineering have often been applied to speed up analytical workflows. However, the tools that facilitate these processes have not yet matured to the level that their counterparts in software development do. As a result, teams that adopt these best practices struggle with inefficiencies and inconsistencies in their workflows. Domino is a platform designed to fill in these gaps and accelerate modern analytical workflows.