Posts Tagged "software quality trends"
“Honey, don’t wait for me for dinner tonight, we have an issue in production and I’m going to stick around until we find and implement a solution”.
How many times have you written a similar message to your wife, husband or partner when your systems start giving preoccupying symptoms of something serious, and you don’t know what’s going to happen.Read More
I’m sure that the cloud is not a new concept for most of you. Day in and day out you see new providers offering the different facets of cloud computing, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. In the last couple of years I have seen many traditional software providers enbrace the cloud in its Software as a Service facet. Today you can find services out there to cover most enterprise’s needs, from mass mailing services to sales force automation and CRM.Read More
I have been very concerned about software maintenance lately, you should be too. Software maintenance management should be a priority for any development manager interested in reducing overall development cost.This is not something that just came to me lately out of the blue, I have almost daily conversations with customers and prospects about the issue and it is probably the corner stone of our speech here at Optimyth. So I decided to start writing about it, in my 3 most recent posts I talked, and I hope you could learn, about: why is maintenance so expensive, what are the most important cost drivers and some best practice to help you start saving some money.
Today I want to recommend tools -and functionality you need from them- to effectively manage and control the maintainability of your software.Read More
In physics and computer science there is principle known as the “Observer effect”, which is in fact a simplification of Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle or like the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics refuted by Schrödinger’s cat. Basically, it says that when you try to measure one or more states of a system the measuring itself affect either the state you are measuring or the others. In computer science, for example, when you want to know what an Application is doing you can log that information in a file –the
infamous log files–, this produces a slowdown in the processing of the application –slower the more information you log– and even increase the risk of having an i/o error on the log file.
After understanding why software maintenance is so expensive and analyzing the top 5 maintenance cost drivers, it is time to dive in and explain what you can do to start saving money in your application maintenance efforts. What functionality is required for a comprehensive software maintenance management, what technologies can help and the benefits these practices bring to business.Read More