Time for THE BOOK

A few weeks ago (May 2018), I started a “Go Fund Me” site to gather some money so that I can publish “The Book” that represents many of the ideas from this blog. The Title of the book will be: “IT’s Lost Art of Software Engineering” and will contain much of what has been postedContinue reading “Time for THE BOOK”

With Great Data, comes Great Opportunity

There once was a line in a movie: “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.” My take on that is that the more Data we receive, the more Opportunity we get to use that data. Big Data, the Internet of Things, Business Intelligence and the current evolution in newer, faster, fresher data puts responsibility and opportunityContinue reading “With Great Data, comes Great Opportunity”

Testing Centric Life Cycle

Could there be such a thing as a Testing Centric Life Cycle? What would it have to look like to be Testing Centric? ¬†Wouldn’t we have to ask questions of each Deliverable to prove that it somehow supports what we believe our end goal to be? ¬†How would we construct these questions to ask ofContinue reading “Testing Centric Life Cycle”

Orthogonal Dependencies

When an Event occurs that your application must respond to a Process is performed Each Process takes the data from its Event and Stores it in a Data Store Where its State is established There are Data States that require your application responds to By Performing a Process Which collects the related Data and makesContinue reading “Orthogonal Dependencies”

Watch this space: I’m writing AGAIN!!!

I just want you all to know that I have started writing again. Recently, I have spent a lot of time NOT writing (did have some other things to take care of, and still do), but it appears I have the bug again! So, I want to let all of you, my readers, know thatContinue reading “Watch this space: I’m writing AGAIN!!!”

On Conceptual Modeling: 1984; Brodie, Mylopolous, Schmidt

From a recent review of this book (see Blog Post Title), I have a question: Main Question:  Is it more efficient to build the indexes in support of invisible keys or to store this same data in each row of a set of tables? What is an Invisible Key? A row of data must haveContinue reading “On Conceptual Modeling: 1984; Brodie, Mylopolous, Schmidt”

Hello World! Thank You, World!

I’ve been writing random and sometimes organized thoughts in this blog for quite a while now and I just took a closer look at the statistics of people who have read my stuff. So, I want to Thank every one of you who have read my materials and I hope that you all continue toContinue reading “Hello World! Thank You, World!”

The Data Manifesto

All Data Are Protected (ala The Matrix) An Event occurs that is associated with a collection of data attributes that need protection. Each unique Event has a finite list of Data that are expected to occur when a new instance of an Event happens.  In almost all cases, that list of Data includes, at least,Continue reading “The Data Manifesto”

Standards for Cloud Computing

I believe things get “REAL” when there are standards and guidelines for those practitioners who are interested in moving things forward. I found this article talking about creating standards for Cloud Computing and I agree whole-heartedly! http://serion.co.nz/blog/hybrid-and-cloud-computing-standards Thanx for reading and enjoy the article. If you can, be prepared to join the debate. bgbg

Swim Lane Diagrams

Since when did Swim Lane Diagrams take the place of more rigorous Software Engineering Requirements gathering models like: Process Models, Data Relationship Models, State Transition Diagrams, Use Cases and Event Models? I’ve been managing several smaller projects lately and if they have any kind of Analysis efforts and documented Requirements, they are only represented inContinue reading “Swim Lane Diagrams”