Custom Application Development:

November, 2007

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November 20, 2007  3:55 PM

Testing Application Changes – Test Data vs “Live”

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So you have completed making the small changes required in your application, you have tested, you have debugged, you've done "everything" right!  But alas, your application goes "live" and -- problems!  Strange error messages are being generated faster than the eye can follow!  You find yourself...

November 13, 2007  3:07 AM

Expectations in Software Development

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I've heard it said before that an expectation unfullfilled leads to upset, and I must honestly say that I buy into that 100%.  How many times have we begun using a new piece of software with an expectation (or 2 or 3) that was left unfulfilled once we started using the software?  I believe that...


November 11, 2007  1:11 PM

Technical Communities – A Valuable Resource

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Among the most valuable resources available over the internet are the various technical communities within which one can find and exchange information on any of the multitude of hot, cool and NOT so hot topics of interest to those involved in the technical side of providing IT services.  Whether...


November 7, 2007  11:36 AM

Time to Redesign? – An Application Development Quandary

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No, I do NOT belong to the writers guild, and am NOT on strike.  So much to say, so little time in which to say it!  I awoke this morning thinking about my latest quandary -- whether to just give up on maintaining the non-working component of my application, or to continue my efforts to come...


November 1, 2007  11:28 AM

What Constitutes Good Program Code?

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Good program code first and foremost just "works" as expected, does the job for which it was designed, and provides trouble free operation in a timely fashion.  Working, however, is only one component of good program code.  There are certainly many other aspects to good program code which must be...


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