Testing accounts for a significant part of any development effort. Estimates put this at between 50% – 80% of producing the first working version of an application. If the lifecycle of an application is considered from inception to retirement, then test and quality assurance costs are an even larger part of the total cost. Continue reading
Changing your toolset can be a headache at the best of times, but when you have multiple tools and potentially multiple platforms, handling large amounts of critical customer communications getting the migration right can become a juggling act of monumental proportions. Here are ten steps to take away some of the pain. Continue reading
One of the first steps in any application design is to work out what functionality is required. Almost always (certainly in document design anyway) the only requirements considered are the client’s requirements, but think about this for a second. Who will be doing most of the maintenance on the application? Who will be investigating any production errors that occur once the application is live? Who is responsible for testing? You’ve got three additional stakeholders in the application straight away right there, how much thought do you generally give to the requirements of maintenance, support and testing? Continue reading
You may have noticed things have changed a little around here. I’ve finally had enough of the problems I’ve experienced with DotNetNuke and switched to wordpress. It’s looking more than a little sparse at the moment but fear not, I’ve saved all of the articles and forum posts and will get them all back online as soon as I can.
Watch this space 😀