Tuesday, July 31, 2007

50 to 80 Marketing

Well, between working on DevRiot for VS 2005 and my friends' RCP project, I am having time to compare the two most used IDEs in the market.

It amazes me how the new bells and whistles added over time to these IDEs address so little the costs that are crippling most software shops. Testing and debugging shared 50% of the costs of a software project back when the first edition of the MMM came out. Now the same pair share up to 80% of the costs of a software project (according to NIST figures)

It is nice to have code-completion to the max but how does that reduce that 80%?

It seems that the game is about who messes things up the least, instead of who improves things the most.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Well, we are on our way to the airport. The "vacation" is over. For those with questions about De vRiot architecture:

It is totally homegrown. It was built to not depend on Xunit (as opposed to Agitar's) to gui testing, let alone hibernate.

Happy flights!!!

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Winding down?...

Our vacations are winding down. And given the amount incidents during them, we are almost happy they are over. Ready to go back to Santiago and enjoy the Galician waves, and the rain:-}

I finally got a laptop powerful enough to run VS 2005, so devriot .Net will resume.

I am helping some friends' startup (phurnace) developing one of their tools. It feels good when a friend thanks you that one's work did not blow up in front of the VCs and made the point.

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