The Waterfall Manifesto for Realistic Software Development

August 8, 2007

After participating to and observing many software development projects in recent years, we have reached the sad conclusion that there will never be better ways of developing software on this planet. While the principles of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development may look appealing for inexperienced developers, serious professionals know that the real world is not similar to the “Little House on the Prairie”

This is the beginning of the story told in The Waterfall Manifesto for Realistic Software Development, an humourous mirror site to the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

July 17, 2007

This is obviously true for me when I look at cartoons that can summarise many things in just a small strip. Look at the last production from Bug Bash to present a good view of many software development processes. Be careful: if you like it, you may spend a long time laughing when browsing the previous cartoons.


700th Software Development Article

June 28, 2007

The Software Development Article Directory has just registered its 700th article with “What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?” ;o) This article is an interesting digression of the differences between software development and software engineering that evolves in a comparison of the agile and planned approaches to software development using the differences between the Greek and Roman civilisations.


Game & Software Development Essays

June 20, 2007

Surfing the Web last week, I found this interesting blog, Lost Garden, written by Danc, a guy with experience in game design and programming. Most of the posts are devoted to game interface and I like the taste of the author for illustrations. Programmers will find interesting and humorous observations on user interface and about the software development job, notably the post Software Development’s Evolution towards Product Design.


Some Software Development Proverbs

April 25, 2007

This page is a very good place rest your mind in hectic software development times and find some interesting material for you next PowerPoint presentation ;o)


The Agile Software Development Toolbox

March 13, 2007

When agile software development meets pataphysics, you got an elegant new set of tools for software development.


Don’t Click Here

March 5, 2007

The current Methods & Tools poll shows that a majority of participants develop 75% or more of their new applications with a browser as the interface. As Logitech just commemorated its 25-year anniversary, it is time to think about the user interface and the role of the mice in our interaction with computers. The first mice astonished people. There are many stories telling how people misused them, sometimes inventing the trackball before it was needed ;o). We could laugh at this, but it is not always easy to change the way we behave. To test this fact, I suggest that you spend some time on the Web site dontclick.it. As its name suggests, you will surf on this site without clicking on your mouse buttons. Have fun ;o)


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