Tag Archives: quality

Open Source Business Models

Sometimes I am amazed by open source software… even as I contribute to it. The largest repository of public open-source projects, GitHub, has over 35MM repositories in it. Granted, some large percentage of those are private, and therefore closed-source, but … Continue reading

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Whence QA?

Since the dawn of software, more or less, companies wrote their software in a process that went something like this: Product defines the specifications. Architecture designs it. Engineering/R&D builds it. Quality Assurance (QA) tests it. If it passes, it is scheduled … Continue reading

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Deodorant for Software

Although the title for this article might imply suggestions for Proctor & Gamble’s IT department, instead we will address how badly code can “smell” and how and when to prevent it. In business as in software, the concept of a “smell … Continue reading

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