| Techniques Article Published 01-Jul-13
The fact that so few development teams want to gather metrics on what they are doing has always baffled me. The simple answer is that they’d “rather be coding.”
| Techniques Article Published 19-Jun-13
In this week's cartoon by David Blazek, we wonder if something has been taken too far...
| Techniques Article Published 28-May-13
You've got a smart idea, but you need a working prototype to really show it off and test it. In the age of Agile development the ability to produce a prototype quickly, roll it out to end users, and create a feedback loop that influences the software you produce, is vital.
| Techniques Article Published 26-Dec-12
Java developers who understand the inner workings of Java classloaders can avoid common programming pitfalls and increase productivity.
| Techniques Article Published 16-Aug-12
Lean software development is helping to improve efficiencies and profits. Start identifying waste by learning and applying the Seven Deadly Wastes of Software Development to your specific project and find out how Lean software development principles can improve production and lead to higher customer satisfaction.
| Techniques Article Published 19-Jul-12
Where is QA now? What will happen to QA departments? In the new, Agile development world where working software is key, QA is becoming too expensive and slowing down the time-to-market.
| Techniques Article Published 31-May-12
The benefits of using unit tests are recognized throughout the software development industry. The problem with using unit tests begins when previously written tests fail to run or even compile. Dror Helper shares five tips for writing robust unit tests.
| Techniques Article Published 17-Nov-11
Long a staple of the Agile community, unit testing is becoming more and more popular. While there is a lot of content on how to unit, the question of why unit test isn't always addressed. There are very real, tangible benefits from unit testing - it's more than just "writing more code".
| Techniques Article Published 14-Jun-10
The Web Storage API not only allows storing larger data in browsers but also in a more secure and efficient way.
| Techniques Article Published 30-Dec-09
Learn how to define, implement, configure and host a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service and then consume the service in a client.
| Techniques Article Published 28-Dec-09
Is it time to give your next application a major user interface face lift? Try the WPF Ribbon as used in Microsoft Office 2007.
| Techniques Article Published 21-Dec-09
In today's environment prototyping your UI can be paramount.
This article will show users how to use the Microsoft
Expression Blend 3 prototyping tool and discuss the differences
between static, interactive and convertible prototypes.
| Techniques Article Published 11-Dec-09
The focus of this article will be on the dynamic language support (DLR) that will be released as a part of the upcoming 4.0 version of the .NET Framework.
| Techniques Article Published 09-Dec-09
Take advantage of the latest BlackBerry features by adding video recording capabilities to your applications.
| Techniques Article Published 08-Dec-09
Programmers should look for the lazy way to solve a problem. Laziness is an unquantifiable myth.
| Techniques Article Published 07-Dec-09
Using an anonymous type in VB, which is essential for technologies like LINQ, means that the compiler will generate a class for you based on context and named initializers saving you time and effort. To learn more read on.
| Techniques Article Published 04-Dec-09
Learn how to explicitly define the principles upon which your IT organization stands and practical advice for putting them into practice.
| Techniques Article Published 30-Nov-09
Writing technical documentation can be a daunting task. Let Bob Reselman show you the way to writing great engaging technical documentation.
| Techniques Article Published 25-Nov-09
Add ultimate flexibility and power to your programs with function parameters and Lambda Expressions.
| Techniques Article Published 23-Nov-09
Processing user-supplied form data can be fraught with errors. Not so with the Zend Framework! This tutorial shows you how to use the Zend Framework's Zend_Validate component to easily and conveniently validate complex form data.
| Techniques Article Published 20-Nov-09
Need your server and your site up and running quick? Let Greg Larsen show you what you need to know to get SQL Server running and configured.
| Techniques Article Published 16-Nov-09
The Zend_Auth component, part of the Zend Framework,
provides a mechanism for authenticating users in your web
apps. Jason Gilmore will show you how use this robust
component to give users the ability to create their own
| Techniques Article Published 13-Nov-09
If you wonder why you are hearing so much about the chaotic Agile methods lately, this is the article for you. We'll show you how to put the Agile method to work for you.
| Techniques Article Published 06-Nov-09
Creating the next great community-driven Website? Using the Zend Framework, you can validate and manage your users' file uploads with ease. Read on to learn how.
| Techniques Article Published 28-Oct-09