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Monthly Archives: June 2005

A classic article from Alistair Cockburn and horror stories just for fun

http://alistair.cockburn.us/crystal/articles/cpanfocisd/characterizingpeopleasnonlinear.html This one has been around awhile, but it’s still a worthwhile (re-)read. It’s full of radical ideas like: Individuals are important People aren’t “Plug’n Play” components Productivity can be maximized by making it easy for the project team to … Continue reading 

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The Worst Possible Way to use a Stored Procedure

Rant time… Repeat after me please, I will not put any business logic into a stored procedure. I will not put any business logic into a stored procedure. I will not put any business logic into a stored procedure. I … Continue reading 

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Learning Lessons — Can You Make Mistakes at Work?

Of course you make mistakes, that’s not really what I meant. Can you comfortably admit any type of fault in your workplace without undue fear of reprisal? Do you trust your teammates and management enough to discuss problems openly or … Continue reading 

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Things to Learn

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris Bueller The art of software development moves fast. We’re still a young discipline compared to engineering and we’re still … Continue reading 

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