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June 25, 2008  3:53 PM

Application Performance and Other Investigative Opportunities



Posted by: SJC
IT administration, IT Management, Networking, Security, Software Quality, Software testing

Sometimes I feel more like I'm a detective than programmer/analyst.  Fact is, I believe, that there has to be at least a little bit of detective in every IT person who has the opportunity to evaluate software applications and their sometimes strange behaviors. As an example of what I mean, I...

May 30, 2008  10:27 AM

Robotic Arm Programming, Mars and Agile Methods?



Posted by: SJC
Agile, Development, Software maintenance, Software Quality, Software testing

I read with great interest an article about the recently successful Mars Lander "NASA: Robotic arm key to finding life on Mars"  In particular what caught my...


May 26, 2008  1:24 AM

Holiday Weekend Work and the Independent Developer



Posted by: SJC
Development, IT administration, Small Business Computing, Software testing

It seems I've often found myself in the position where a project I was working on required a concentrated effort on my part during a holiday weekend, and this Memorial Day weekend is no exception for me.  A long weekend is actually a time when I really do prefer to work with...


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 24, 2008  3:49 PM

Thoughts on the Elusive “Bug”



Posted by: SJC
Development, Software application development, Software maintenance, Software testing

My last post was certainly created in the heat of the moment, and displayed I'm sure a significant amount of the angst that I was feeling at the time.  The issue that I was having has now been resolved, but it really serves as an excellent example of some of the pitfalls that can occur when...


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 8, 2008  12:50 AM

Software Application Planning For Success



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

I often find myself wondering why I look at many of the newsletters and press writings that I do.  I was reminded again yesterday that the reason I do so is that I look for those jewels of information that apply not only to a large project or operation, but are as applicable to the small...


March 24, 2008  12:48 PM

Spending the Day with Microsoft



Posted by: SJC
Database, Database application, Development, Software application development, Software testing, SQL Server, Virtualization

Last week I had the opportunity to spend the day with Microsoft at their Heroes happen {here} Microsoft 2008 Launch Wave in Boston.  Evidence of Microsoft's commitment to virtualization were plentiful.  Many of the demonstrations they provided, clearly were accessing virtualized machines. ...


March 18, 2008  6:16 AM

Trustworthy Computing



Posted by: SJC
Security, Small Business Computing, Software application development, Software Quality, Software testing

Since reading the white paper entitled "Trustworthy Computing" on the Microsoft link provided by reader Willie Robinson I have been thinking about the concept of...


March 17, 2008  2:26 PM

Virtualization Revisited



Posted by: SJC
Business process automation, Networking, Software application development, Software testing, Virtualization

With much anticipation I find myself preparing my laptop once again to be used as a tool to demonstrate capabilities of software which I developed.  This is no ordinary preparation.  I will soon start an extended road trip during which I will be doing both development and demonstrations.  Last...


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