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October 16, 2008  12:18 AM

Coming Back to a Project



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

Regardless of the reason for a development project being delayed, coming back to a project which has been "on the back burner" for a while seems always to raise questions about the project.  For me the questions may start out with "Where was I on this before I had to leave it?", to "Why on earth...

October 6, 2008  11:46 AM

Software Application Speed and ADD Users



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Application Performance, Business process automation, Human Interface Design, Software application development, Software Quality, Software testing, User Interface

ADD -- aka Attention Deficit Disorder -- is, some say, an altogether too common ailment in today's society, at least in the U.S. While I certainly don't intend to debate that issue, a recent experience got me to thinking about how children with ADD do and will grow up to be computer application...


September 26, 2008  7:33 PM

User Experience, User Interface or Human Interface Design?



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Human Interface Design, Software application development, Software Quality, User Experience, User Interface, UX

I have written quite often over the past year about user interface issues. One of my blog posts worked with the question of whether the interface should be busy or sparse. I also provided...


September 25, 2008  1:00 AM

New Applications – Taking the First Step



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Business Application Value, Business process automation, IT Management, Small Business, Social Networking, Software application development

Social networking in business has been receiving quite a bit of press lately with many differing views on just what should or should not be allowed, or how to use various social networking tools now available.  I ran into an interesting read in an article "


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 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. ...


July 11, 2008  9:23 PM

The Business Process — How Does It Get Complicated?



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

I wonder how many of the business processes which a company develops over time from its early days as a very small company to a larger organization become overly complex.  Of those processes, I also wonder just how many of them are the result of new demands on the process simply as the result of...


June 27, 2008  1:55 AM

A Business Process NOT to be Duplicated



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

When an independent application software developer first meets with a prospective new client it becomes very much a meeting where each party is evaluating the other.  For the developer it becomes questions of "Is this an organization I can work with?  Can I provide what they are looking for? ...


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