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The Life and Times of a Dev Yes, we're really that weird June 2007 Entries
Rally Agile Software
Previously, we'd been using a combination of Gemini and excel to manage our product. It was doing ok--generating burns in Excel was a pain, making things match Gemini was a pain, but at least something was happening. Because of the pain, we did some research into several different "Agile" management products such as VersionOne, XPlanner, and ScrumWorks. By far, the product that I liked the best was the Rally software product, which really needs a name but doesn't have one. Rally is also the most ......

Posted On Thursday, June 28, 2007 1:49 PM

Design is about simplicity, and not for the developer
Read a good article today: Far too often, I've heard developers say, "But it's easier for me to write it this way" without ever taking into account what that does for the user. KISS (Keep it simple stupid) does NOT necessarily apply to the developer. Sometimes keeping it simple for the user means making it more difficult for the developer. Forcing the user to do something complicated is forcing the user to serve technology, and that's bad! ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 13, 2007 1:42 PM

NetTiers and WCF and object passing
We're writing an app for a client and we're using WCF and Nettiers together in the app. One of the requirements of app is very good auditing. Every time data is picked up in the system, we need to audit it and let people know what happened. We wanted this to be transparent to the users, which meant that it should probably go into the DAL somewhere. We thought about Triggers (no user information, so you'd have to pass the user to everything), and finally settled on putting it in the save, update, ......

Posted On Friday, June 8, 2007 1:52 PM

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