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Globe and Mail: Canada lacks law that defines, protects trade secrets

According to the Globe and Mail (Iain Marlow, 20 May 2015) the 32-count indictment against six Chinese nationals who allegedly used their positions to obtain intellectual property from universities and businesses in the U.S. and then take that knowledge home … Continue reading

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A “brilliant” idea (?)

For a few days now, I’ve been carrying an idea around for a new app I could really use for my projects: something that integrates requirements management, risk management, workflow, billing, bug/issue tracking, action items, etc. with the code repositories. … Continue reading

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Events in SOA

In a recent article on ZDNet, Joe McKendrick writes that Roy Schulte, the Gartner analyst who helped define the SOA space more than a decade ago, says as SOA becomes embedded into the digital enterprise realm, organizations are moving services … Continue reading

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Why IPv6 Matters

Given the rapid growth of the Internet, and the number of Internet-enabled devices, we are running out of IPv4 addresses – fast. This is a problem mostly for ISPs and large businesses who allocate their own public IP addresses from … Continue reading

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Once burned, twice shy

"Is Good Code Possible?" John Blanco asks on his blog. He goes on to tell a harrowing story on how he had to develop an iPhone app for a big retailer (“Gorilla Mart”) in less than two weeks. Why he … Continue reading

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Software development productivity

In the latest installment of my podcast, I asserted that “all software productivity problems are project management problems”. In this post, I will explain why I believe that to be the case and how I think those problems can be … Continue reading

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[Re-post from Greg Wilson: ] Bits of Evidence

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Distributed Software Development Part 3: Tools Of The Trade

For software development, there are a few things we need on a daily basis: our source code, our documentation, our integrated development environment (IDE) and our hardware. Without any one of these, a software developer is as useless as… well… … Continue reading

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Distributed Software Development Part 2: Management Challenges

Business is largely about management which, in turn, is largely about reducing costs and reducing time-to-market. However, today’s management models for human resources are largely based on two things: physical presence in the office and seniority. Performance is often only … Continue reading

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Distributed Software Development Part 1: The Safe Boom

As I said in a previous post, the new economic realities that come with peak oil and climate change will change the way we work and the way the computing industry is run. One of those changes will be limiting … Continue reading

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