We knew that this day would eventually come: the end-of-life for Windows XP.
Tag: "Code Audit"
One of the hardest decisions clients have to make during the planning stages of a development project is the choice between a transitional technology and a disruptive technology. Which one is the best for your business?
Technological innovation is a double-edged sword for those in information technology, both solving and creating new IT dilemmas. In the spirit of Halloween this week, here are the monsters in the closet: the IT challenges that keep CIO’s awake at night.
A few days ago, I wrote a blog about the fundamental process that our team utilizes during a typical software review. As a follow up, I decided that it might be more helpful to provide a more specific example of how one of our clients was able to update and rewrite their systems as a result of a comprehensive code review. In this case, our client was looking for a thorough review of their current system to reconcile inconsistencies that were causing performance issues in their application, but ended up going forward with major code upgrades as a result of the code audit findings.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]