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Prestige in software


There is a questions I like to ask software developers; “what would you like to be doing in 10 years?” There are almost no developers who answer that with “writing software”. It is actually so bad that people who have … Continue reading

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Bad UX in Airplanes


So we have been watching Air crash investigations ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayday_(TV_series) ), and it is very interesting to see the depth analysis into all the factors that cause airplane crashes. One common theme that arises is that Bad UX causes actually … Continue reading

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Harnessing confusion


So I get confused pretty easily, and I like that. Most for the time I get confused because my brain has a hard time storing & sorting the information that I’m provided with. The reason for that (as best I … Continue reading

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History in the study of software


One thing that I have enjoyed in the working world, but have had precious little of during my software education is history. In many fields the focus is either on teaching the formulas or the history; Mechanical engineering focuses heavily … Continue reading

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Copying hierarchical data in SQL server


I ran into a problem recently what required me to transverse a hierarchy and create a deep copy of the data in the tables. Expecting this to be a solved problem I turned to Google and was met by cursors. … Continue reading

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Evolving towards agile


Agile I always understood as being a beast of synergy. If you followed all the principles of the methodology then they would feed off each other and create a singularity of productivity. Fail on the implementation of some of the … Continue reading

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Decisions in an information vacuum


The Buy vs. Build decision process is very interesting to me as it is a small, common process that often leads to the undesired outcome. I covered before the secondary costs that often block this process in this post: https://bashamer.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/institutionalizing-%e2%80%9cwinging-it%e2%80%9d/Continue reading

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