Newsletter Articles

by Steve McConnell

An Ounce of Prevention

“A stitch in time saves nine,” the old saying goes. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In software, these expressions translate into the common observation that the longer a defect stays in process, the more expensive it is to fix. Read more

Creating an Excellent Software Development Environment

Why care about creating an excellent environment? For years studies have shown that software developers’ physical environments affect their productivity. Read more

Nine Deadly Sins of Project Planning

At a time when some software organizations have achieved close to perfect on-time delivery records, others continue to suffer mediocre results. Surveys generally indicate that poor project planning is one of the top sources of problems. How can you recognize a badly planned software project? Read more

The Software Manager’s Toolkit

The expert developer’s intellectual toolkit is filled with coding tips and tricks as well as knowledge of design methodologies, configuration management, and the details of current technologies and development tools. Read more

More Ways to Up Your Dev Game