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Storing code in Version control

By Steve Jones 2014/09/12 | Category: version control
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Estimates

Software estimates are often wildly off from the actual amount of time and resources that are required. Today Steve Jones looks at a few reasons why.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Central Respository

By Steve Jones 2014/09/05 | Category: software development
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Bronze Age Development

The slow pace of Visual Studio development had a number of problems over the years, but Microsoft has dramatically changed the way they build their software for the better.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Why Don't We Have Better Practices?

It seems as though the quality of much software isn't very good. What is that? Couldn't we do better? Certainly some people write much better code. Why can't the rest of us imitate them?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Good Practices for Software Development

We always want to follow the best, or at least good, practices for software development. However do you know what those are? Steve Jones notes there's at least one that isn't often followed.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/04/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Worst Code

What's the worst code you've seen? Steve Jones hopes it isn't your own code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Continuous Delivery

The practice of continuous software development is growing, with continuous integration, deployment, and delivery being topics that Steve Jones is learning about. Today he talks about delivery.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Is Rolling Back The Same as Failing?

When you must rollback a deployment of changes, is that a failure of the process? The development effort? Or something else?  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/03/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Too Much Choice

More information and choice are generally good things, but there can be problems. Steve Jones notes that we can't let freedom paralyze us.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Uncontrolled Code

Excel is used quite often to build software, or at least, it's worksheets and formulas simulate software. Steve Jones notes there are lots of problems with this practice.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/01/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Cyberwar

Today Steve Jones talks about the prospect of cyberwar and the potential impacts on corporate systems. Perhaps we ought to be building better, more secure software.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/11/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Challenges of Being Safe

Securing your data is a challenge. Steve Jones has a few comments no just how hard it can be to obfuscate your production data as you move it to development environments.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/10/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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It Happens

It happens. Code breaks.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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If we can do it, so can you

Microsoft is trying to prove that development works well in the cloud by moving their own internal development to the Azure cloud.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/09/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Risk and Assumptions

Building software always involves risk, but in these tough times, Steve Jones thinks we should be working to lower the risk of IT projects.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/09/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Developer Pressure

As we ask developers to deliver software quicker, are we helping improve the quality of software? Steve Jones asks the question today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/09/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Less QA?

It seems that QA is being cut more and more as software development advances. Is that a good thing? Steve Jones has some thoughts.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/07/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Some "Laws" of Software Development

Despite all the advances in software tools, there seem to be several enduring truths about software development. By understaning these 'laws', Ziv’s law, Humphrey’s Law and Conway’s Law for example, you can remove some of the mystery of the process. Al Noel discusses these and other laws that seem to apply generally to the art of programming.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/06/03 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: software development
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Relying on Algorithms

Today Steve Jones looks at the way software affects the world and how we might be worried about how things might change in the future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/06/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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