On this day – some twenty years ago – November 10th, 1983, Microsoft Windows was announced – it should be on the shelves April 1984. It didn’t make it there until November 20, 1985, that first Windows 1.0 was on the street.
While project management often focuses on management of the processes,
information management and other work issues, one of the most important
areas often overlooked IMHO is the physical environment and how it may
improve efficiency of the project workers.
It seems it’s going surprisingly well for java after a rough birth and slow adoption. This year on the JavaOne conference they celebrated the success by changing their logo and launching a new end-user oriented portal at java.com. If you’re developer, your source for information is still at java.sun.com.
I don’t know how many (Internet development) projects I’ve been on, but it’s quite a lot through the years. One thing happening over and over again is that all the ambitious goals of the project isn’t quite reached before the launch – and something is either cut short or not quite as polished as it should have been. Lately I’ve been wondering weather this is the right approach.
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To write efficient Mysql-powered applications a little insight in how Mysql works is needed. One often overlooked example of this is Mysqls silent column changes features, which may cause your tables to look different than you specified.
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I’m sure the concept of pointless meetings is familiar – too many people gathered to discuss some issue but after spending hours together no decision has been reached – only the next meeting with a few more people. Here’s one tool which might help a little.
I should begin by noticing that the idea is not my own – it has been as far as I know been used before. I came across it at the Copenhagen Business School where one of the teachers in Organization told about it (and credited it to Søren T. Lyngsøe A/S).
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