Business Application Development

The Rule of Three It occurred to me some time ago that the creation of business software, once we get past the design and planning stage, boils down to three basic activities.    1 – We read and write data from and to a storage device.    2 – We manipulate the variables that contain …

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User Interface Design – Less is so much more

“How old were you when you got your first phone, daddy?”, asked my 8 year old daughter. She looked shocked when I told her I was 28 and it was 1997. She was just as surprised when I told her that I sent my first email when I was 26 and used a browser for the …

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Version Control – How did we ever survive without it?

That sinking feeling It seems that nearly everyone in the IT industry has a story about the day they deleted, or at least nearly deleted, the most important thing in the world. For me, it was the time I arrived at the insurance company I worked for intent on clearing my working file, only to …

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