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bio website leonardwoody.com
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comment Why is Software Development so far from being an engineering discipline?
@KonradMorawski thank you for pointing me to the other question. Very good discussion over there.
May
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comment Why is Software Development so far from being an engineering discipline?
Really nice answer, very though-provoking. I most certainly agree with #1. As for #2, while we don't have good measures for software currently (LOC sucks), I'm hopeful that some day we could. Theoritically, everything we write should run on a Turing Machine, so I'm conjecturing that everything could be boiled down to "# of Turing Instructions". But this would be very costly to create for every language.... Thanks for your post!
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comment Why is Software Development so far from being an engineering discipline?
@Jeroen, true for civil engineering, but not so much for chemical engineering, electrical, etc.
May
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comment Why software engineering = programming?
SWEBOK is a great reference!
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comment How do your busiest people transfer their knowledge?
First, the technical writer needs to be somewhat technical. Understands your domain somewhat (.Net, Java, etc.) so you're not continually re-explaining fundamental concepts. Second, almost as important, make sure they WANT and ENJOY writing; ie they aren't trying to weasel into a developer job. Ask to see some previous writing pieces when hiring one also.
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answered How do your busiest people transfer their knowledge?
Feb
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answered What roles do people take after scrum master/technical lead?
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comment Tips for working at home?
+1 for point #3. Don't know how many times my wife has just tried to "pop-in" and ask me to do something :)
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answered Tips for working at home?
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comment Tips for working at home?
I work at home with kids and it' ok; but my wife does take care of them during the day. They have one level and I have the basement :)
Dec
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answered Why is it that MS Data Access story is so fractured ? Is it the nature of Data Access or is just MS?
Dec
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accepted Anybody use the Team Software Process (TSP) and/or Personal Software Process (PSP)?
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answered Is it more valuable to double major in Computer Science/Software Engineering or get an undergraduate CS degree with a Masters in SE?
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answered What questions should I ask on a work environment survey?