Custom Application Development:

May, 2009

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May 20, 2009  1:39 PM

Application Cost Estimating



Posted by: SJC
cost estimating, estimating application cost, Independent software developer, Updating Legacy Systems

When I first posted "Cost Estimating Rewrite of Legacy Applications" I had not planned that it would turn into a series of posts such as it has.    What I found is...

May 17, 2009  5:55 AM

Comments on Cost Estimating (Continued)



Posted by: SJC
cost estimating, estimating application cost, Independent software developer, Updating Legacy Systems

I seemed to have a lot to comment on in my last post, and decided it was best to have another post which continued my comments from my list of considerations for legacy application rewrites, so I continue my comments in this post. Myself, very early on in the review of a potential project I like...


May 13, 2009  4:00 PM

Comments on Application Cost Estimating



Posted by: SJC
cost estimating, estimating application cost, Independent software developer, Updating Legacy Systems

In my previous post "Cost Estimating Ideas for Legacy Application Rewrites" I provided a list of considerations for preparing estimates for legacy application rewrites.  This post is a follow-up to that post where I will add comments to some of the considerations listed in that...


May 11, 2009  5:55 AM

Cost Estimating Ideas for the Legacy Application Rewrite



Posted by: SJC
Application design, cost estimating, estimating application cost, Independent software developer, Updating Legacy Systems

I promised in my last post "Cost Estimating Rewrite of Legacy Applications" that I would be producing a list of considerations for preparing estimates for legacy application rewrites -...


May 9, 2009  11:28 AM

Cost Estimating Rewrite of Legacy Applications



Posted by: SJC
cost estimating, estimating application cost, Independent software developer, Updating Legacy Systems

I have always found estimating a project to be a challenge.  Back in my early days as an independent developer I quickly learned that I had a tendency to under-estimate the time a project would take.  My error would more often than not be in accounting for the time it takes to "polish" the...


May 6, 2009  12:58 AM

Programming of Old – NOT the Good Old Days!



Posted by: SJC
Application Programming, Cobol, Development, Procedural Code

It's been quite a while since I've needed to delve into the intricacies of procedural code to the extent that I've been into it over this last few weeks.  Not just one new project, but two new projects acquired within a 3 week time-span has put me right into the middle of thousands of lines of...


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