Posts made in October, 2012

  

Scaling Up From One Developer

I have noticed a common problem afflicting small development teams formed to make significant enhancements to an application that was previously maintained by just one developer. Both the original maintenance developer and their management are accustomed to essentially solo development and this culture spills into the enhancement work. Development is treated as individual efforts rather […]

Deficient Outage Communication by the Alberta Government

Citizens of the province of Alberta, Canada experienced a rare event this summer when a major data center in the City of Calgary experienced a multi-day outage due to a fire. Many I.T. services provided by the Government of Alberta and taxpayer-funded organizations such as Alberta Health Services were hosted in this data center and […]