We are blessed with many great IDE choices for developing our code... and now we're beginning to see glimpses environments that will help us maintain deployed applications
When the dot.com boom went bust, I was fortunate enough to land a job as an enterprise architect in the development and production support group of a mid-sized corporation. After a career in R&D, I found myself in...
on Aug 2, 2005
I downloaded the NetBeans 4.0 beta, and I have to say that it's pretty slick. Two years ago, I switched from the Sun One Community Edition to Eclipse, and I am very happy with that choice, but I like to keep up with NetBeans progress. Each environment has strengths that the other lacks, and it's nice to see the cross-pollination leading to better tools for everybody.
My switch from NetBean's...
on Sep 3, 2004
Martin Fowler's blog on the Unwanted Modeling Language caught my eye and prompted me to re-examine my own feelings about UML.
I've never been really fond of UML.
I am fond of the less formal "CRC Cards" approach, and I'm drawn to the ideals of Extreme Programming. If I knew more about Agile Modeling I would probably embrace it.
I was introduced to UML before it was called UML. Booch and...
on Nov 14, 2003