Quick and dirty should be quick and dirty

If you’re just developing a prototype, just do whatever works quickly. Really. It’s OK. Rapid application development is sometimes more important than elegant design. Just remember to go back and take a careful look at your design once you’re ready to move beyond the prototyping phase. The price you pay for a quick and dirty…

The Role of the Development Manager

The Role of the Development Manager. The role of a Development Manager can be a very stressful one. You are the “man in the middle”, being pulled in different directions by management, customers, sales, developers etc.. If you are doing your job well nobody notices: things work fluently, the work gets done without drama and…

4 Deadly Management Lessons

Lesson Number One * A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A small rabbit saw the crow, and asked him, “Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?” The crow answered: “Sure, why not.” So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested. All…

How Google Translate Works

Google Translate is a free translation service that provides instant translations between dozens of different languages. It can translate words, sentences and web pages between any combination of our supported languages.When Google Translate generates a translation, it looks for patterns in hundreds of millions of documents to help decide on the best translation for you.…

Best is the ene…

Best is the enemy of the Good It commonly takes 20% of the full time to complete 80% of a task while to complete the last 20% of a task takes 80% of the effort.  Achieving absolute perfection may be impossible and so, as increasing effort results in diminishing returns, further activity becomes increasingly inefficient.  “Try…