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MS and Oracle’s big dev tools – who needs ’em?

My article on the register. Advertisements

It’s Gotta Be Git

Source control plays an essential role in software engineering.  I’ve been using it ever since my first job and it transformed how I code.  But like every tool it seems, it can be your best friend or at times your worst enemy.  Most painfully, CVS, SVN and P4 for example all are terrible at merging … Continue reading

Understanding the Market for Software Platforms

Like many software architects, I’ve built quite a bit of framework code in support of applications because the design patterns I wanted to use were not present in the core language.  As a software engineer who cares for the whole life-cycle of the products I build, I’ve always been looking for the best way to … Continue reading

Tips For Buying and Selling Enterprise Software

I’ve spent most of my career building frameworks which enable efficient delivery of large scale, expensive, mission critical systems.  These solutions usually have six digit budgets breaking down into license revenue, services and consulting to build the solution, and support maintenance and upgrades over time.  Because of the money involved, these types of solutions tend … Continue reading

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