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January 31, 2009  10:12 PM

Data Normalization – Know Your Data



Posted by: SJC
BI, Business Intelligence, custom application development, Database Design, database normalization, Database reporting

A post here in these ITKnowledgeExchange blogs that recently caught my eye was this one written by Stephen Harris entitled "Data Challenges Can be Solved With Business...

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January 27, 2009  6:58 PM

Reporting, Reporting, Reporting



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Custom Application Reporting, Database reporting, IT Management, Report Design

My subject for this post - Reporting! (Perhaps you guessed! :-) ) A few days ago I posted about "Green IT" and reporting methods and considerations to utilize less "paper".  My post today regarding reporting is simply this -- I posit that it is reporting which provides the greatest value of any...


January 22, 2009  5:00 PM

Application Design for Green Reporting



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Database reporting, Green IT, Report Design

Perhaps the phrase "Green IT" and various variations of same is over-used, however I suspect that its prevalence does cause us to think "green", even if we're sick of doing so.  When I chose "Application Design for Green Reporting" perhaps you wondered why I might have chosen such a title.  Good...


March 4, 2008  8:17 PM

Quick Thoughts on Application Value



Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, Business process automation, Database, Database reporting, Development, Small Business Computing, Software application development, Software maintenance, Software Quality, Software testing

Experience a major meltdown of your workstation and I suspect the value of various applications will come to mind VERY quickly! There is nothing like going without your favorite applications, or your workhorse applications for a few days to develop a significant appreciation for application value....


February 7, 2008  12:17 PM

Applications, the Business and the Processes



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

Reading Bob Lewis's most recent article in KJR set my head spinning with thoughts of a commoditized IT similar to that of an electric company.  What Bob Lewis refers to in his article is a recent book entitled The Big Switch: Rewiring the World,...


January 14, 2008  3:45 PM

Software Development Using Multiple Environments



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

I have used the Basic, ASP, Java, Progress 4GL and DataFlex languages to some degree within the past week.  (...as well as operating system specific programs which are another form of programming).  Each of these were used with different tools for different applications.  For Each (...there I...


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 3, 2007  12:11 PM

Software Implementations – An Investment of Time



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

How many times do we hear "I don't have time for that!" during a software implementation?   I've written some about the current implementations which I have going at this time, and some of the challenges, and as I've been writing I found myself being guilty of that very statement as it relates to...


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...


October 25, 2007  12:33 PM

Just What Is Software Quality?



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

How do you define software quality?  There has been a great deal written about software quality, and as perhaps may be expected, many differing points of view regarding just what constitutes software quality.  I'll not attempt to add yet another definition to the mix, although I certainly do have...


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