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June 16, 2008  9:07 PM

Specifications and Assumptions



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

We all know what it means to assume -- but sometimes our assumptions are so completely hidden from us that we don't even know when we are assuming. I had an iinteresting conversation with another developer last week that illustrates this point (...and a few others that I've blogged about...

June 1, 2008  11:04 AM

Advancing User Interface Design



Posted by: SJC
Software application development, User Interface, Windows 7

I don't usually find myself paying much attention to Microsoft's "previews of coming attractions", or even checking them out when I see a link.  However, when looking at the latest WServerNews references to Windows  7 I had to check it out - and I'm glad...


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 29, 2008  2:04 AM

The Half-Life of New Technology



Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, Business process automation, Database application, IT Management, Software application development, Software Quality

The concept of half-life has always intrigued me, particularly so when I was introduced to the idea of the half-life of material possessions.  Wikipedia states "The half-life of a quantity whose value decreases with time is the interval required for the quantity to decay to half of its original...


May 24, 2008  1:55 PM

IT, Application Development and Life



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

WOW!  What a ride it's been!  For most people in the USA this weekend is a holiday weekend -- but then there are those others of us for whom it is another holiday weekend where we get to work while others have their family cookouts and first weekends at the summer home or otherwise celebrate. ...


May 12, 2008  8:42 PM

Thoughts on the Career Software Developer and IT



Posted by: SJC
IT administration, IT Management, Software application development, Software Quality

Ron Richards in his post "The career software developer..." alludes to the observation that "...it is not surprising to discover that there are more people scoping, managing, testing and supporting the work of software developers than there are software developers."  I would have to say that I...


May 10, 2008  5:47 PM

Are Users Really “Trainable”? Should they Need Training?



Posted by: SJC
Business process automation, Development, Software application development, Software Quality, User Interface

I have developed a reputation around the way I work with users that I am "training" and who display various levels of skill (or non-skill) with their computer system.  From executive levels to the warehouse user my reputation for telling a new user something like "...see - I told you you...


May 7, 2008  12:03 PM

Technology Sales Styles



Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, IT Management, Small Business Computing, Software application development

A recent article that I saw in a Computerworld email caught my eye and my interest.  The article "The six most infuriating tech sales styles" had me salivating at the...


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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April 29, 2008  4:52 PM

Thoughts on the Career Software Developer



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

I just finished reading an excellent post by fellow TechTarget blogger Ron Richard entitled "The career, software developer (your comments appreciated)".  His post is one which...


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