5 Great Agile Suggestions And One Questionable One

I’ve long been a big fan of agile development and DevOps, but after lots of recent projects and non-trivial pain points, I’m skeptical of anyone who recommends “less documentation” as leading to improvements in processes and quality. These techniques have been identified as they provide a ‘low hanging fruit’ sort of benefit in that they…

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Alas, IE9, we knew ye well…

As we get to EOL for Windows XP, the transition to modern browsers should be well underway… Google Apps users will have to upgrade to either Internet Explorer 10 or 11 as Google moves away from supporting users on the older IE9. Google Apps Soon Ending Support for IE9 Users Google, at least, understands this,…

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The Perils of Predictive Analytics

There was a story last year about how Target predicted that a teenage girl was pregnant, based on her shopping habits, before her parents became aware of the situation. Target broke through to a new level of customer tracking with the help of statistical genius Andrew Pole, according to a New York Times Magazine cover…

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Adventures in relocation…

You know how the most innocuous thing can become a technological mountain… under time pressure? The fact that I seem to still have unreasonable expectations about similarities between Windows 8.1 [Codename Blue] and Windows RT 8.1 [Codename Blue] turned into a crisis this morning, but I’ll come back to that in a minute… [Sung to…

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The Real Cost of Mobile Development

I’m putting together (for my own edification) a list of tooling that folks developing for phones and tablets thinks are “must have” on the major platforms for line of business (LOB) applications. If you are doing LOB mobile development for Windows Phone, Windows 8.1, iOS, and/or Android, drop me a note to tell me what…

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Who is the next dinosaur?

Maybe it’s midlife. Maybe it’s too much free time. Maybe it’s just a side effect for designing the next generation platform for something… Whatever the root cause, I’ve been pondering lately what’s going to be the next Legacy Technology™. I think Hal may have a viable theory. Oh, you developers will go nuts. You’ll find…

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Getting Pocket to work with IE11 and Windows 8.1 (formerly colored Blue)

If you’re like I am, there are FAR more things on the webnetz that you want to read than you could possibly have time for. Even during copious coffee/whatever breaks… and you’re probably using a “read it later” service, like I do. Pocket is the one that I use. It works pretty well. I can…

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