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Monthly Archives: September 2003

Agile concerns with responses

Our very own Steve Eichert recently posted on the skeptics’ view of agile.  It has taken a while, but I have compiled responses to each of the original concerns, in order. Too disorganized I’ve always been a little leery about … Continue reading 

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Name that Product

Here is a quote from an “exceptional” leader in a particular industry (extra credit goes to the first person that can name the product (no googling!)): “I suggest you look at both what you are building and how you are … Continue reading 

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What is a requirement?

Brady Gaster asks what is a requirement? It is hard to define a requirement.  I can say that a requirement is something that is required for (in this case) a software system, but that is a circular definition.  So instead, … Continue reading 

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Crossing the (Microsoft) Chasm

I was reading Geoffrey Moore’s excellent book Crossing the Chasm the other day and it describes the situation between Windows and Linux exactly. The section on competitive positioning shows that early in a technology products’ life the focus is, appropriately … Continue reading 

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Help with wbloggar?

Anyone know how to setup w.bloggar on DotNetJunkies?  I tried using Scott’s directions, but I keep getting the following error: w.bloggar: -1072896766Unable to parse the XML response. Parser Reason:A string literal was expected, but no opening quote character was found. … Continue reading 

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For those who refuse to reuse or refactor

“We will never catch up. We will never fill all the capacity that Moore’s law is heaping on us. The way we get more functionality these days is by doing more and more leveraging of existing infrastructure and existing applications. … Continue reading 

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Code Reviews

For reasons I’ve mentioned before, I think that at some point during the project, when things are fairly well understood, developers should work individually. On a recently completed project, our early efforts were almost exclusively pair programming. In the later … Continue reading 

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Business Cards

Paul Vick’s post on ordering small batches of business cards reminds me of a story from my former company.  You see, for the entire 2 years and 2 months I was there, I never got business cards.  Not that I … Continue reading 

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Odd Todd on PrimeTime Monday

Just a warning that this post way far off from any .NET-related topic.  My apologies in advance. I don’t know if anyone watched PrimeTime Monday tonight (9/15/03), maybe you did because it was right before Monday Night Football, but the … Continue reading 

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Milk carton bug reports

Raymond Chen writes a particularly humorous post about whimsical bug reports.  Paul Vick follows it up. Then Paul posts another one on the C++ build chime.

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