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Don’t Baby Your Builds

In a conversation this week, one developer insisted that a special build machine should be built to assure that the build is always comes out the same.  My response: if your project is building differently on different machines, then you have a much deeper problem. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2016 in Coding, practice

 

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Incremental Development

I happened across this excellent and perfect depiction of incremental development.  The image addresses on of the key flaws in thinking that lead some agile projects to fail.  So let’s discuss a bit. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2016 in Coding, Design

 

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Source Management – 7 Rules

Those new to a source code management system tend to make a few predictable mistakes. These 7 rules are helpful to be learned right away and form a good practice from the beginning. I also have seen some experienced programmers who could benefit from following these rules. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2015 in Coding, practice

 

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Error-First Design in JSON/REST/AngularJS integration

You have heard about “mobile-first” when creating your UI, but there is something you should do before you start designing the UI:  you should design the error handling/display mechanism first. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2015 in Coding

 

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9 Rules for Designing the Build

Every software product needs to be built, and the script to build it is as much part of the product as anything else.  Here are some guidelines around how to design the build script. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2013 in Coding, practice

 

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Improving the Code through Installation Manual Analysis

What can you learn from your install manual that can make your product better?  Below I outline a technique to work through an existing installation manual, and methodically find clues on how to make a software product better. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2013 in practice

 

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26 Hints for Agile Software Development

I collect nuggets of wisdom on various topics. Recently I have been going over the topic of Agile software development; what really matters?  Below is a list of 26 key principles to guide an agile software development team. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2013 in practice

 

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