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When starting any software development project one must understand the goal—what is trying to be achieved. In business, the goal is usually related to making money or saving money (or paving the pathway for those to occur). While that may seem simple, one must also keep in mind user satisfaction (for adoption), performance (slow software […]
“You’ve got to find what you love.” by Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple computer (maker of the first PC I owned in 1980).
The goal of write the code once and have it run everywhere has existed for a long time. That was the promise of C (except back then it was called “portable code” and then “cross-platform”). While the goal is admirable, in practice it means coding to the lowest common technology denominator. Java works fine until […]
Somehow I knew that installing the Beta 1 of LightSwitch would prevent the installation of the production bits. While Beta 1 seemed to uninstall fine, installing the real deal failed. The installer emitted the following error log: [08/19/11,08:23:15] VS Scenario:  Error: CVSScenario::ExecuteEachBlocker returned false [08/19/11,08:23:15] VS Scenario:  Error:There is a blocking condition met, […]
When I tried Microsoft’s Mesh a few years back I thought it had great potential. But it wasn’t clear what Microsoft was going to do with the software. Since that time, I have been using Dropbox; which has an elegant simplicity (and works across different platforms). Moreover, I didn’t even realize that “Mesh” is now […]
“There is a saying: Yesterday is History; Tomorrow is a Mystery; but Today is a Gift. That is why it is called the Present.” Master Oogway While unable to find the original source, most web searches attribute the quote to Alice Morse Earle as “The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits […]