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Archive for December, 2009

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Web Software Development - Things to Remember

Web Software Development – Things to Remember

Software development is a complicated process. There are many things that must be remembered, best practices to be followed, caffeine to be ingested and don’t forget: a product to be delivered. At Amadeus Consulting we’ve developed thousands of applications for the Web and no matter how hard we try there are always things that a [...]

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Software Project Rescue: Development projects fail. How do you save them?

Software Project Rescue: Development projects fail. How do you save them?

If you’re in the software business long enough (like a year) you’ll see a development project fail. There are many reasons why this happens: budget, scope, schedule, poor management, poor developers, bad technology, etc. There are companies that will allow you to pay them lots of money in order to come in and help you [...]

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Top Ten Things You Should / Shouldn’t Do When Writing Code

Top Ten Things You Should / Shouldn’t Do When Writing Code

Everyone has their own Top Ten Lists; I like David Letterman’s personally. This one may be a bit specialized, and is definitely for your “inner geek.” Over the years Amadeus Consulting has learned lessons about technology and custom software development that prove invaluable during our engagements. I’ve enumerated some of these below. Yes, the list [...]

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Custom Software Development: Why Old Code Isn’t Bad Code

Custom Software Development: Why Old Code Isn’t Bad Code

If you’ve managed software developers long enough you’ve heard this phrase: “That code is old, we should replace it.” In fact, I’m sure you’ve heard it more times than you can count: if you had a nickel… well you get the idea. Is old code bad? Should it be replaced? Where does the prejudice come [...]