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August 25, 2008  12:31 PM

Information Overload



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Business process automation, Information overload, IT Management, Small Business Computing, Software application development

Information overload is a topic which has seen enough blog and article time to provide a generous amount of information overload on its own!  As an example, I searched Google for the term "information overload" and it returned the first 10 of approximately 2,160,000 "hits" (...but who's counting?...

July 31, 2008  8:00 AM

Software Testing, Development and Music



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Software application development, Software Quality, Software testing

I read with intense interest the "From the Editor" post entitled "Software testing lessons from music" on...


July 30, 2008  1:15 AM

Character Based Applications – Is it time to Update?



Posted by: SJC
Application design, character based applications, OOP

I am still amazed at the number of character-based applications which I see in use through any given week.  Many of these applications I know have been around since the early 80's, I know this because I continue to support a couple of them.  Many companies have been slow to get away from their...


July 28, 2008  1:24 PM

Sometimes the Obvious is Missing



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Business Application Value, Business process automation, Small Business Computing, Software application development

We developers need input from our users! This became very clear to me once again last week when I received an unexpected request from a user to add a simple lookup function to a field in their order entry program which has been in use (...and regularly enhanced) for over 5 years.  When I first...


July 19, 2008  7:28 PM

Choosing the Best Application Design Approach



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Business process automation, Small Business Computing, Software application development, Software Quality

Sometimes it isn't clear when designing a new application just which of a multitude of possible approaches to the design represents the "best" approach.  Sometimes it may not just be the application design itself, but also choosing the "right" tool to accomplish the task(s) to be executed. ...


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