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Failure Lessons

Steve Jones would like to see more disclosure about what works and doesn't work when deploying new systems and software.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/11/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Software Warranty

Steve Jones says that developers should take responsibility for the code they deploy, perhaps with a warranty of sorts inside their company.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/10/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Pair Programming

Today Steve Jones talks about pair programming and when it might make sense for data professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Rewrite the Coding Rules

If we rewrite the coding rules, will software be more secure? Steve Jones thinks it might and that we should be constantly looking to change the techniques, patterns, and skills we have.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/09/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Ten Million Lines of Code

Intuit manages ten million lines of code in a single codebase and does a great job of it. Read a little about what they do.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/08/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Write Better Code

Better security can be achieved by writing better code. Steve Jones agrees, but doesn't think it's as easy as it sounds.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/07/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Danger of Custom Software

Is it worth writing your own software? Steve Jones says you ought to really think about it and perhaps spend time looking to buy something before you build a new application.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/06/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Being Responsible for Code

How responsible should developers be for their code? Facebook has an interesting way of looking at their engineers' performance.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/04/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Great Developers

A great developer is worth more than an average one, but how much more? Steve Jones has a few thoughts for you to think about.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/03/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Self-aware Instances

For this Friday's poll, Steve Jones talks about a fundamental architectural decision for your software. Do you want central control or a series of distributed processes, each one self-aware, and able to act on its own.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/07/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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From Great Idea to End Result

IT is too slow. That was a quote that inspired this piece from Steve Jones that talks about the need for IT to be more flexible and agile in their efforts. That includes the data professional in their modeling.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/05/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Quality Over Timing

Is quality job one for software companies? Steve Jones asks what you think and comments on why quality might not be as high as we would like.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/03/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What's Your Code Quality?

Today we have an editorial reprinted from Jan 3, 2006 as Steve is on vacation. What's the quality of your code? Do you measure it? And does it matter?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/02/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Operating in Failure

Today we have an editorial from Sept 25, 2005 being republished as Steve is on vacation. This one talks about the need to expect failure in our systems and code for it.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/01/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Failed IT Projects

A new theory of why some IT projects fail has Steve Jones intrigued, however he thinks we can do better, and not just with better developers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2010/08/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Feedback for IT

Steve Jones thinks we should be building feedback loops into all our systems. Not just for customer service, but also for bugs.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2010/07/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Limited Features or Limited Time?

A guest editorial today from Andy Warren. When someone is looking to introduce a free version of a product, what's the best way to tackle it?  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2010/06/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Concrete Code

When building a new database or system, are you designing concrete code? Should you be? Steve Jones comments on matching your needs with your architecture.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2010/04/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What Do We Want?

Today Steve Jones talks about the challenges of deciding what to include in that next software release. Something that likely isn't as easy as we might think it should be.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2010/04/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Architecture Principles

Steve Jones asks today if you have any architectural principles at your job that you use to build software. Having a set of guidelines is a great way to build better software and having your own set of principles will help you to build better software as well.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/12/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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