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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 13, 2008  4:11 PM

How to Measure Application Value – Step 1



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

Since my living is earned through providing organizations with software application value this topic is one of great interest to me.  I've also stated regularly in this blog that I normally am dealing with small business.  In many cases when it comes to establishing the value of an application my...


February 12, 2008  9:34 PM

How to Measure Application Value – Part 1



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

When it comes to applications and the buy, build or ignore decision, one of the first considerations must be to find an answer to the question of what value the application is expected to bring forth.  That sounds simple enough, but how exactly does one measure the multiple values which any...


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 28, 2008  12:55 PM

Development Humor as Thought Provoking Material



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

While reading through one of the Visual Dataflex newsgroup posts last week I stumbled upon an exchange where some developers were talking about their preference to keep their machines "clean", as in not installing programs which are not going to be used, but for one reason or another get "added" --...


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...


January 10, 2008  1:47 PM

Web 2.0 Applications – Ending Desktop Clients?



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

There is much in the tech press today about Web 2.0 applications, and although the term is used very loosely, and seems to be loosely defined, there are those who seem to think that the days of the desktop client are numbered!  My question is -- what number?  My answer to the question would have...


January 5, 2008  2:30 AM

Business Goals and Application Development



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

I am continually shocked by the constant writings I read that express (...as if it were a "New" requirement) the need for IT departments and developers to "...consider the needs of the business" -- Duh! To my way of thinking this is as basic as getting up in the morning.  There will always be...


January 1, 2008  10:10 PM

A Developers New Year Resolutions



Posted by: SJC
Development, Software application development

I've never really been big on New Years Resolutions as it seems that I, like most people, have found that making such resolutions hasn't made a difference for me.  However as I find myself plowing full-speed ahead into 2008 I thought it might be appropriate for me to at least identify a handful of...


December 26, 2007  2:49 PM

Small Business and Business Intelligence



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

Business Intelligence -- I have heard it referred to as an oxy-moron, but I think I'll not go there.  Reading through the technical press one needs not look very far before coming upon writings about BI -- implementation issues, how to's, pitfalls and about BI project ROI.  There is much ado...


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