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Late: Technical Debt Interest Payment

Late: Technical Debt Interest Payment

Written by Calvin Fabre on

Your Technical Interest Payment is due If you have ever been involved in the development of something as simple as a Microsoft Excel macro, as normal as a public-facing website or portal, or been a part of a full-blown enterprise software application, you are most-probably guilty of ringing up &ldquo [...]
What is a Professional?

What is a Professional?

Written by Brian Rigsby on

One definition might be getting paid to do something. Another might be a commitment to performing at the highest level, to give your best at all times. Yet another may be exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace. While all of these are partially correct, there [...]
Project Estimates, the Silent Killer

Project Estimates, the Silent Killer

Written by Brian Rigsby on

I have written about estimating in the past. That article discussed some of the inherent challenges of software project estimating. This time I want to focus on deliverables that are NOT code. When creating a project estimate, we tend to concentrate on development time while neglecting [...]
Dedicated Servers or Cloud Hosting?

Dedicated Servers or Cloud Hosting?

Written by Calvin Fabre on

We have done both While the phrase, "Cloud Computing" is seen on the front of most technical magazines, you may not have a good feeling about putting data, their precious data, records, secrets, intellectual property into a "cloud."  One definition of "cloud" is  "to make less visible or [...]

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