Posts made in August, 2007


Release When Ready

There are several strategies for producing software releases. One approach is to release by schedule – the software ships on a fixed date defined well in advance. Another method is to release based on budget – the work stops once the money available is exhausted. I believe, however, that the best strategy in general is […]

EnvGen Version 1.3 Available

I have just released version 1.3 of EnvGen. It is available for download from my Software page. The major changes in this release include the following: Added a SkipGeneration template to allow you to avoid generating a file for one or more environments. EnvGen is an Ant task for generating different versions of the same […]

Achieving Excellence in Software Development

What is excellence in software development and how can you achieve it? This is a question of interest not only to software developers, but also to managers of software teams. I recent read the book First, Break All The Rules: What The Worlds Greatest Managers Do Differently which provides some great insights into this question. […]