Both Agile and DevOps have brought about major improvements in the efficiency of software development. But are teams supposed to get to this improved level of efficiency? Steve Naidamast looks at metrics and the problems of estimates in an agile environment.
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The software development profession is becoming little more than an amalgamation of abstract paradigms, useless concepts and ‘cool’ tools that bring us few real results, says Steve Naidamast. In this long read, he takes a sociological look at the downward trajectory of programming.
In Part IV of his ongoing series on common sense software engineering, blogger Steve Naidamast shares some wisdom he’s accumulated regarding agile methodologies. Newsflash for the young guns out there: what you’re doing isn’t new or revolutionary.
If you’re developing with Microsoft’s WPF, then you’re likely aware of Xceed and the confusing “BusyIndicator” control – but have you managed to find a tutorial explaining its implementation? Try this one on for size from regular blogger Steve Naidamast.
Blogger and software engineer Steve Naidamast knows his way around databases, so its no surprise that he’s chosen to share his knowledge on the best embedded RDBMS databases for .NET Framework developers.
In the third part of his common sense software engineering series, blogger Steve Naidamast takes us through risk analysis and the techniques you’ll need to estimate risk exposure, including a handy a risk exposure calculation.
Licensing decisions for .NET software developers can be hard, but they don’t have to be. Steve Naidamast has the rundown on what you need to consider and the difference between encrypted and authenticated .NET licensing.
The Waterfall method is still a process worth considering – a bold statement from blogger Steve Naidamast in his second essay on common sense software engineering, where he talks us through the need for good Requirements Analysis.
From waterfall to DevOps, there have been a multitude of movements that have strived to drive software programming efficiency forwards. But not all have been able to liberate developers from the pressure to deliver results faster.
Steve Naidamast wants to clarify some things about the rapidly changing technological world. Professionalism towards development efforts need to win out over the demands of foolish technical managers.
Steve Naidamast is back with an opinion piece about the danger of technology’s “dark side”. Going back to the foundations that eventually led to current consequences of technological reliance, Naidamast explores present trends and their fallout.
We often hear about the need to change the world, to change IT, to change our enterprises and our structures. But humans don’t act logically. And change isn’t something that can ever be promised or planned, especially in IT.