Blog change

I will post further reflections on business value with software development and on the reflective practice of “architecture” on the following address: http://softwarevalue.blogspot.mx/

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Reflective developer

…or why I see no authority in traditional certification exams? I have followed authority and I am aware of the value of doing that, so much so that today I still look forward to follow authority. A serious problem is precisely that there is no grounds to hold any longer the belief that the mindset…

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Aesthetics in software design

Designing software, like many other interesting activities, involves both science and art [Knuth74]. The activity, therefore, has objective and subjective aspects. The objective and subjective have each their due prominence. Objectivity predominates in science while in the arts predominates the cultivation of subjectivity. Cultivating subjectivity implies to investigate it, both our own and that of…

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Inspiration for test-driven design?

What could possibly inspire someone to take test-driven design (TDD) more seriously? I can only tell about what kind of experience has inspired me: (1) the act of watching someone doing TDD with dexterity. (2) Observing the quality of the outcome in relation with its requirements and specifications. (3) Checking out the pace of work…

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Egoless architecture

What is architecture? Which could be the shared properties among diverse schools of thought and practice of architecture? Complexity management is possibly a common property among these kinds of design disciplines. Such complexity is present in many respects; some are of essential complexity, some of accidental complexity; some are about people interaction, some others about…

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Good programming styles

A presentation by Bjarne Stroustrup, creator of C++, about good programing styles. This presentation was dedicated to Dennis Ritchie, creator of C. Note of relevance: The C programming language, in one way or another, is at the bottom of all existing computing. Day 1 Keynote – Bjarne Stroustrup: C++11 Style

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Empirically controlled?

The creation of software-based business solutions, also known as application development, could benefit a lot from specific kinds of development processes; in particular those controlled empirically, like those with an iterative and incremental kernel inside, like Adaptive, Crystal Clear, DSDM, Scrum, FDD, Lean, XP, and others. What does it possibly mean to be empirically controlled?…

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Further steps in theoretical groundwork for software development

Time ago I posted about the obsolescence of some theories for project management (The underlying Theory of Project Management is Obsolete) and, hence, about the need for better theories not just for management. In my journey as a software professional, to the extent that I was becoming aware of how important is the theoretical effort…

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