Author Archives: blaverman

Making Software Development effort more predictable

For a Software Development professional, one of the earliest truths you learn is that estimating the delivery effort for new system is surprisingly hard. A project manager at IBM told me once, back in the nineties, that the difference between … Continue reading

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Relaunching…

Been awfully quiet here the last year. Let’s do something about that…

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On Quality and Value in Software Development

Software Quality is a nice subject to write about. So much to say with plenty of viewpoints to choose from. Wikipedia tells me it is about functional quality (how well it complies  or conforms with design or requirements), or structural … Continue reading

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How Functional are your Non-Functional Requirements?

Recently a small post on Slashdot concerning an article by Dan Crawford, on the performance of modern dynamic languages in general and JavaScript in particular, showed up and Dan’s site was quickly “slashdotted“. The next day the article was followed up with an … Continue reading

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Measuring IT Project Success: How we love to go in Denial

In the nineties I had my first Project Management related training, where I was introduced to the Standish Group‘s Chaos Study. This study collected, through question forms, information on IT related projects and their success. The study asked for projects … Continue reading

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First steps with my Arduino!

It has taken some time, but my first Arduino sketch worked! I found a great set of pushbuttons with embedded LED’s, so perfect for building a Boeing style MCP, and just got the LED’s to work with my Arduino.

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New pages added

I added two new pages. Not much in there but the intent, but there you are: Hands-on Security and Hardware Fun. Cheers, Bert

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