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March 31, 2009  9:10 PM

Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Programmer



Posted by: SJC
Development, Ergonomics, Programming Career, work-life balance

Historically over the last 20 years I have spent the greatest part of my days in front of a computer and keyboard -- sitting.  Of course I was sitting, how else would I be able to type and produce the works for which I was being paid?  It's an occupational necessity to be able to sit!  Well,...

March 10, 2009  9:32 PM

Danger! Has Software Development Become Too Easy?



Posted by: SJC
Application development tools, Programming, software development

While reading on the web recently I actually saw a comment from a developer who expressed (rather strongly as I recall) his thoughts regarding software development ease.  His basic premise was that software development has become so easy given the tool-sets available to developers these days that...


March 6, 2009  4:16 PM

Applications – Why User Documentation?



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Application training, Application Value, custom application development, User Interface

I've stated before that my goal with applications I create is to provide an application so intuitive that if one knows the job for which the application was designed that the interface be so intuitive that no training would be required.  This is a lofty goal for sure -- and not one easily...


March 2, 2009  2:48 PM

Data Rot



Posted by: SJC
Application design, custom application development, Data Formats, Data Integrity, Data Rot

Here in the Northeastern U.S. it is snowing outside and I found myself starting my day browsing through the myriad of industry emails I watch regularly.  Now, I've blogged previously regarding my thoughts on the "paperless office" (


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