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June 29, 2009  4:00 PM

The Application Delivery Deadline — Good or Evil?



Posted by: SJC
Agile

"Do You Really Need a Deadline?" is a post I found interesting in the light of my current "deadline" pressures.  Related to the post, I also found comments on the post to be interesting, such...

June 28, 2009  4:00 PM

Custom Application RFP Process Approaches



Posted by: SJC
Agile, Application RFP, custom application development, estimating application cost, RFP Process, Waterfall

My posts last month generally consisted of comments, suggestions and difficulties with preparing cost estimating of legacy applications.  Recently I had the...


May 31, 2008  6:00 AM

Small Business Application Development and Use Cases



Posted by: SJC
Agile, Business Application Value, Small Business Computing, Software application development, Software maintenance, Software Quality

While there is no shortage of writing available on the internet or in software development textbooks regarding the various software development methodologies available, I find that the great majority of it is really geared toward managing large projects for large companies.  Since I develop for...


May 30, 2008  10:27 AM

Robotic Arm Programming, Mars and Agile Methods?



Posted by: SJC
Agile, Development, Software maintenance, Software Quality, Software testing

I read with great interest an article about the recently successful Mars Lander "NASA: Robotic arm key to finding life on Mars"  In particular what caught my...


May 28, 2008  1:46 AM

Thoughts on Agile Methods



Posted by: SJC
Agile

I ran into an article published back in January 2007 entitled "We are all Agilists now", written by Matt Stephens.   As an independent developer since reading about Agile methods I've always been interested in the whole...


May 4, 2008  8:40 PM

Defining “Just Enough” Application Requirements



Posted by: SJC
Agile, Business Application Value, Development, Software application development, Software Quality

A little over a week ago an excellent tip was published regarding software requirements - "Approaches to defining requirements within Agile...

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March 14, 2008  12:00 PM

Software Quality and Ethics



Posted by: SJC
Agile, Business Application Value, Development, Software application development, Software Quality, Software testing

Not many articles come along about which I feel I could become a cheerleader.  However, yesterday's news on SearchSoftwareQuality.com featured an article entitled Test Driven Development and the...

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March 13, 2008  6:25 AM

Agile development methods and application value



Posted by: SJC
Agile, Business Application Value, Software application development, Software Quality

An article entitled "BT adopts agile programming" came to my attention today, and had me thinking about how the development method used for a project can have a...


December 14, 2007  11:53 AM

Developer – User Communications – Another Visit



Posted by: SJC
Agile, Business process automation, Database application, Database application front-end programming, Database reporting, Development, Software application development

Once again I find myself writing about the value of having good communication between the application developer and the users expected to use the program for their day-to-day operations.  Two noteworthy instances of this value came to me once again - just yesterday.  Each incident was unique in...


December 1, 2007  10:32 PM

The Challenges of Application Software Implementations



Posted by: SJC
Agile, Business process automation, Database application, Database reporting, Software application development, Software Quality

Contrary to what my blog may be showing, I have not been on vacation this past week, nor have I been sick, nor have I been tending to many matters other than the current projects I have on my plate.  I could certainly use a vacation after this week!  It's said that timing is everything.  Well...


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