Jeff Atwood wonders “what’s worse than crashing?” and gives a general “application causes data loss and/or corruption.” Uh huh. Let’s fill between the lines on that: I once worked on a supply chain system where one of the returns of the supplier’s Cancel() function was along the lines of CANCELED_PENALTIES_APPLY. Our cancellation logic ran along […]
Silverlight steadfastly refuses to install on my development Tablet PC or in my “Orcas Beta” Virtual PC. Those are the only two machines on which I’ll put an under-development CLR, since experience has shown that it can be very difficult to cleanly uninstall anything in Microsoft’s browser-CLR-plugin axis. This is a shame, because I have some […]
Scott Ambler has a great new article on DDJ discussing agile software development on a fixed budget. He discusses the “iron triangle” of time, scope, and resources and gives alternate strategies depending on which “corner” of the triangle is most constrained.