The title and inspiration of this post is an old question on StackOverflow : Why can’t the IT industry deliver large, faultless projects quickly as in other industries? – Programmers There is a continuing question of why IT consistently fails to deliver large projects, when other industries such as construction, civil engineering, and aircraft companies consistently … More Why can’t the IT industry deliver large, faultless projects quickly as in other industries?
With the closure of Google Code, I’ve moved some projects to github. All personal projects so far, but related to talks our blog posts from the past, so may still be of interest. The first project I want to highlight again is written in C++ and implements genetic algorithms using mainly C++ templates, just to … More Google Code Migration : Genetic Algorithm Templates
I don’t trust change. I know change is what we do, it’s why people need new software to do things they couldn’t do before, to sweep away the cobwebs and start everything anew. To change. For the better. The better what? Faster, more efficient, more user friendly. “Just better”. “An improvement”. “The new shiny”. “Make … More I don’t trust change
I’ve been hinting in my status in various places (twitter, facebook, etc..) that’s I’ve been playing about with an idea to do some database/web service reporting using the ODF format, powered by a bit of XSLT. The grand idea is that ODF editors are easier to use and to get hold of than the existing … More DOOR Oasis Office Reporting