Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Measure Twice Cut Once: 6 Influences on Software Methodology

Steve discusses costs associated with iterative and sequential development approaches. He presents many good best practices and charts in Chapter 3 worth reviewing but comes down to these 6 factors that influence software methodology for the project. Deciding between a mix of iterative and sequential techniques can hinge on the following: stability of the requirements…

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Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Measure Twice Cut Once: Problem Definition, Requirements, and Changing Requirements

The next sections are fairly straight-forward.  Here’s a summary of some of the keypoints: Without a good problem definition, you might spend a lot of time solving the wrong problem … and never solve the right one. Requirements enable the user to agree/disagree before programming begins, which keeps the programmer from making decisions while programming…

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Technical Mom Picture Time: Mom’s with O’Reilly Books

Pictures of technical moms with their pictures are starting to arrive!  Check them out at: http://oreilly.com/go/techmoms O’Reilly is collecting pictures of Technical Moms for their O’Reilly Mother’s Day Page and discount.  Take a pic with your O’Reilly books and send it into press@oreilly.com.  Read this great story about O’Reilly responding to my Tweet and celebrate…

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Technical Book Club: How to Participate

Our Technical Book Club is underway with our first book Code Complete, but it’s never too late to join!  Some people have written to ask how to get involved, so I thought I’d pull together a post. Buy, beg, or borrow:  Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction 2nd edition Subscribe to the blog…

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Technical Book Club: Code Complete – Software Construction: Building Software

Code Complete is all about Software Construction.  What? You probably never faced a course on software construction in school … or did you.  Some key points from this chapter: Software Construction includes detailed design, coding, debugging, integration, unit, and integration testing.  Construction is also known as implementation and programming. These topics are likely a cross-section…

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Technical Mom Picture Time: Send in Pics with O’Reilly Books

O’Reilly is collecting pictures of Technical Moms for their O’Reilly Mother’s Day Page and discount.  Take a pic with your O’Reilly books and send it into press@oreilly.com.  They plan to post a picture page of technical mom’s with their books. Don’t forget to order your Mother’s Day O’Reilly book and receive a 40% Discount by…

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O’Reilly Offers Mother’s Day Discounts on Technical Books

In just 24 hours, O’Reilly responds to my tweet for mother’s day discounts on technical books!  Give a technical book for Mother’s day using the code MDAYT for 40% discount at http://oreilly.com . What are you getting for the technical women in your life? And now, the really hard question … which book to ask…

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Challenge: Technical Books Discounts for Technical Moms

My challenge to you:  What discounts can you offer for technical moms on Mother’s Day to tell the Women in Tech Story? On Thursday I had a fantastic interaction on Twitter with Tim O’Reilly, co-author of the upcoming Twitter Book, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media.  Let me tell you my story … I’m a…

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