What are the worst false economies (that is ways of saving money that ultimately cost more than they save) prevalent in the software industry and how do you combat them?
Just like in any other field, 90% of workers do trivial routine things and only less than 10% actually do the most difficult things. Most programmers in the industry are average, and so am I. There ...
Why are marketing employees, product managers, etc. deserving of their own office, yet programmers are jammed in a room as many as possible?
I don't understand why many (many) companies treat software developers like they are assembly line workers making widgets. Joel Spolsky has a great example of the problems this creates: With ...
I'm trying to determine how we can measure how much time the developers are loosing to poorly managed environment and inefficient ways-of-working. The goals are: Show managment how big the problem ...
This is a problem I come across pretty often. Basically we are using an application to make art content. Often times this requires writing custom tools for it. Sometimes you run into parts of the ...