Apr

12th

Abstract Objects in Software Design: Parallels in Life

Software | Website Development


An important trait of a sophisticated software designer is his ability to recognize abstract tasks and requirements in the assignment in which he is engaged.  In this way the software consultant  is able to learn and bring value from his past experience and create rand use reusable code.  It also forces the software designer to think analytically using critical reasoning, and employment of abstract imagination to bring value to the client in the project.  This exercise requires listening and asking probative questions to arrive at and discern abstract analogies to solutions arrived at in his previous engagements. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan

9th

Vim: the Swiss Army Knife of Programming and Website Development Tools

Software | Website Development


Paraphrasing the Peter Allen song, ‘Everything Old is New Again’ would be the perfect way to describe using the recent editions of Vim in its role as a premier tool in the arsenal of well-equipped web developers and programmers. Vim supports contextual intelligence and support for HTML, C, C++, CSS, PHP, Python, Javascript, Ruby and many other languages, with the ability to add others as they gain favor!   This powerful free and open source program which has been a mainstay of the Unix/Linux community for decades is now available in versions for Windows and Mac machines.  I recently revisited this marvelous software after first seeing it several decades ago, and was impressed enough after spending a few days getting re-acquainted to adopt it as a mainstay in my programming arsenal.  This is an excellent and powerful tool which will provide much of the ammunition any data infomancer or development guru will need to create and maintain a thoroughly professional product! Read the rest of this entry »

Apr

20th

OneNote Part2

Software


    This is the second article in a series about the usefulness of Microsoft’s excellent OneNote software. In this article, we discuss using OneNote as a companion tool in our main business of developing custom software and designing websites and web services.

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