A View from the Top on Web 2.0

Recent publications of surveys on Web 2.0 usage by McKinsey, The Economist or Forrester Research presents some interesting information on how managers and CIO see the new technologies that have conquered the Web these recent years. Let us look at their content before trying to analyse what they could mean. The McKinsey Quarterly In January […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

This is obviously true for me when I look at cartoons that can summarise many things in just a small strip. Look at the last production from Bug Bash to present a good view of many software development processes. Be careful: if you like it, you may spend a long time laughing when browsing the […]

What’s Right with Agile Methods

In the recent years, the agile development approaches have been gaining more and more interest and acceptance in software development organisations. This has been a rapid adoption for ideas that were formalised in 2001 with the signature of the Agile Manifesto┬áby a group of software development thinkers. The basic value of agile approaches is to […]

700th Software Development Article

The Software Development Article Directory has just registered its 700th article with “What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?” ;o) This article is an interesting digression of the differences between software development and software engineering that evolves in a comparison of the agile and planned approaches to software development using the differences between the […]

Summer 2007 Issue of Methods & Tools

In this issue you will find a “from the trenches” report on how to select a test tool for a Web application, an article of Tom Gilb on how quantification could improve agile approaches, an application of test driven development in the embedded software development world and .an article on personal quality management with the […]