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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 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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May 3, 2008  12:25 AM

Desktops – User Interface – Simplicity of Design



Posted by: SJC
Desktop Computing, Linux, Software Quality, Ubuntu Linux

I just saw a recent post that I just can't let pass by - "Overheard: Hardy Heron flunks the girlfriend test".  The cute title of course caught my eye right away -- my love of the...


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...


April 26, 2008  1:18 PM

Application Code Maintenance vs Re-Creation



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

Which would you rather do -- maintain an existing application's code or create (maybe re-create) an application from scratch?  Obviously, it would depend upon the complexity and size of the application, and perhaps the tools used to create the app -- but I believe that at some point after an app...


April 18, 2008  4:48 PM

Custom Software Application Quality Takes Time



Posted by: SJC
Business Application Value, Development, Small Business Computing, Software application development, Software Quality, Software testing

After returning from a 16 day road trip, I found myself immersed very quickly in "issues" at a client's site, much to my dismay.  Fortunately, the issues that greeted me upon my arrival were not those of the custom programs being run by this client, but rather network and server issues. ...


April 9, 2008  2:35 AM

Application Requirements, Desires, Business Value and Costs



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

The title of this post indicates one of the most critical areas, I believe, that needs to be addressed when considering custom applications software.  Most non-IT persons seem to have difficulty separating what is truly an application requirement and what is a desire for an application. ...


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