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I’m sure you have all heard of software anti-patterns such as the Big Ball Of Mud. However fewer of my developer friends have heard of anti-paradigms. I’m sure you can work out that, like anti-patterns, anti-paradigms are software development paradigms which provide an example of how not to run a development process. The ‘Sell It, […]
A few weeks back I was discussing the architecture of a code module with a friend of mine. The module was one we had inherited from some other development team, it had mould growing on it and really looked like it needed putting down. However, we had just had a request for a new feature […]
There are many things I find strange about software development, and software developers. One of the things I find strange is that it can be easy to forget who you are writing the software for, and end up creating a work of art at the code level but create something that is actually unusable, or […]
Today I think I will start a new acronym. I do feel that we do not already have enough acronyms in the programming world so I think I need to add a new one. The SOHO developer. Now this isn’t refering to software developers who work in a particular part of London. Or to Small […]
Take an iceberg. Have a good look, what do you see? My guess is just the tip. When you look at an iceberg (or a picture of an iceberg) I bet you do not think, that is a picture of just a little bit of an iceberg. In your head I bet you think that […]