Month: March 2007


Move Your Company and Your Career Forward

If you want to move your company—and your career—forward, concentrate on moving your product forward. Obvious, perhaps, but the concept gets little more than lip service in many organizations. Most of my career in software development has involved web-based products that my companies sell or license to client businesses who, in turn, provide the applications …


Have We Taken Metadata Too Far

Recently, I’ve had the task of explaining to clients why it’s more difficult and error-prone to change their web applications’ configuration metadata than to change code. They don’t take my story well. After all, the whole idea of many web applications is configurability. By that I mean that a non-programmer can change, add, or remove …