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February 27, 2009  5:00 PM

Projects and Priorities

Posted by: SJC
Application Value, Business Application Value, Software testing

In keeping up with these times of limited resources and high desires (if not expectations - which may also be running high!) it is critical that project priority be properly set.  Many of us have been involved with projects which have many facets to them, and depending upon the environment those...

February 26, 2009  6:15 AM

The Illusion of Perfect Software

Posted by: SJC
Software Quality, Software testing

Perfect software doesn't exist - that should be "...elementary my Dear Watson."  Ok, so starting with that assumption where does one go with their quest for the "perfect" software, or perhaps the "perfect" tester, or the "perfect" whatever for that matter!  A couple of weeks ago I bookmarked a...

December 22, 2008  2:11 AM

Shortcuts, Nightmares and Reboots

Posted by: SJC
Software Quality, Software testing, update problems, version conflicts

I've just recently read a couple of posts in a newsgroup which reminded me of a few nightmares I've created for myself as a result of taking a shortcut (or two).  One of the situations was regarding changes made to a working server (...and of course one doesn't want to reboot said server after...

October 7, 2008  6:00 AM

Software Development Project Closure Thoughts

Posted by: SJC
CIO, IT Management, Software Quality, Software testing, User Experience

Back in mid June I was interviewed by a freelance writer working on an article about software development project closure.  It was an interesting topic to me, and one which I have honestly never really stopped to think about.  While I've blogged often about my thoughts regarding user input,...

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 25, 2008  3:31 PM

Updates that Fail

Posted by: SJC
Failed software updates, Software maintenance, Software testing, Vista Update Problem

Don't you hate it when an update fails? I had the experience just yesterday while doing an update on my Microsoft Vista laptop. The updates appeared to be going correctly, but at the very end I found myself in an endless loop situation. The situation was not pretty and upon further investigation...

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 8, 2008  11:51 AM

User Innovation

Posted by: SJC
IT Management, Software Quality, Software testing

A recent post by fellow ITKE blogger John Wilder entitled "Sparking Innovation" caught my eye this morning and I just have to comment. His statement that "...I trust my users to come up with...

July 7, 2008  7:16 PM

Beta Testing – Not for Everybody

Posted by: SJC
Beta Testing, Business Application Value, IT Management, Software Quality, Software testing

It's like the stock market - it can be risky - it can be frustrating and downright annoying - and it can be rewarding.  I've always liked participating in beta testing of products which I find of value, or as has happend to me before, in a product that I had to use - but (let's just say to be...

June 29, 2008  2:21 AM

Useful Tools of the Trade

Posted by: SJC
Analysis Tools, Application Performance, Development, IT Management, Performance, Software testing, TCP/IP

A few days ago I blogged about how I was playing detective with a clients computer system, struggling with performance issues.  It has been an interesting few days since that blog, and I have discovered much, and learned along the way. One thing that I learned about is a nifty utility offered...

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