Category Archives: Best Practice

When Improving Technology Makes Things Worse

A Secret We all know that bad technology is bad for business. By “bad” I mean technology that doesn’t do what it is supposed to do, or which does it wrong, or which costs more to implement than the benefits … Continue reading

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How to Improve Service and Lower Costs

Focus on the systems that provide value How you view a problem is the key to the way you solve it. If our focus is on anything but the systems that provide value we will be driving waste into our … Continue reading

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Best Practice: Foundations

When I became a full-time developer, I determined to be the best developer I can be. I set out to learn what best-practice means in my chosen profession, and then to learn to apply it to my practice. Thus far, … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Variables

Notes from Code Complete 2: Chapter 10 Date Types Know your data types (10.1) Declaration and Naming Declare all variables (turn off implicit declarations) (10.2) Follow naming conventions (10.2) Initialization Initialize each variable as it’s declared (10.3) Declare and define … Continue reading

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