I can still remember a seminar I've been to during my master's studies. It was about project management, and the speaker was a very experienced project manager from defence industry. When you are building a submarine, or a fighter jet, you don't get to do many iterations! We are quite used to engineering projects in … Continue reading How much can you scale incremental approaches?
Because Oracle has just bought Sun Microsystems. Worst mergers news I've heard in the last 5 years. If it had been IBM, I would be dancing around the CHIME, since that would put all Sun's assets in to hands of a capable company that knows what they are doing. But Oracle? I mean Oracle???? Come … Continue reading Why am I drinking at 9 AM in the morning?
Like many of you out there, I've been involved in distributed, multi layer software development for some time. Starting with the first ever asp based web site I've developed in 96 or 97, I've built a lot of multilayer applications. In the process, I've gotten used to switching to new tools and approaches as long … Continue reading Things we forget about the database