Articles Tagged ‘business’

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The Grand High Order of the Easter Bunny

7 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'The Grand High Order of the Easter Bunny' I’ve talked, rather a lot, about my views on the use of open source software in the big fat corporate enterprise. Because these rambles have been at conferences or in occasional blog posts, the pitch has been aimed at enterprise developers: Use open-source where you can, but do not think of it simply as a “free” resource; give some...

The New New Tool

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Thumbnail image for 'The New New Tool' Bob and Alice sit in a cubicle at the end of the floor. For much of their working day they are pissed off. They are forced to do their job using a tool implemented by The Project some years ago. The Tool was an over-complex inappropriate hulk when it was selected. The Tool is made by The Big Vendor. We’ve all heard of The Big Vendor. ...

Freedom from the Tyranny of Schemas

14 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'Freedom from the Tyranny of Schemas' Don’t get too carried awaywith your NoSQL Product Time flies - it was nearly two years ago that I wrote Strained Relationships, an article extolling the potential benefits of NoSQL data stores. My main point then, and now, was that certain features of the new wave of non-relational products looked a promising solution (in part) to impro...

The Attraction of Laws

12 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'The Attraction of Laws' David wondered whether the teamhad deliberately given him the wrongdirections for the meeting room I noticed last week just how many half-written articles I have queued up for completion. Postwise, the last twelve months has been heavy on ideas but light on completion. Sorry about that. Unless you think my stuff sucks in which case “you...

Crisis Over

3 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'Crisis Over' The Noodle Tree So I have a question, or at least I think I do, because maybe the answer is obvious and any sense of there being a question is redundant. Why do so many articles on software development these days (and for some time) start with outlining how truly awful, and late, and expensive it always is? I’ve said it too, often. Bu...