Rules of Thumb to Make a Project Work

I am currently coming to the end of a large project for one of our clients, where I have been acting in the Business Analyst and Technical Lead roles. It has been a fun and successful project, and I wanted to pass along some of the lessons I’ve learnt (again) about how to make Technical Analysis (and the project as a whole) successful (and also make a checklist for next time around ;–). It must be remembered that IT solutions (and really any business change) are all about two things: Incentives and Trade-offs. Read More ...
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DataSnap to the rescue

I'm maintaining a custom setup program used to install applications. In some cases it needs to perform actions which require administrative privileges, e.g. writing into Program Files directory, or modifying the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.On Windows Vista, the privileges can be acquired by elevation. However, elevation actually switches the user context; but the setup program also needs to
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Devco Wish List

This is my wishlist for Delphi when the new company running it is planning the next version. My requests are not large things (except maybe the last one), and are in order of priority. Summary: Language construct: return . operators on basic types Include all source code (midas, dbExpress) Ruby Read More ...
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GIS

I’m writing this posting for two reasons. Firstly my company is currently engaged in a project with a client about getting
more of their data onto their intranet based mapping tool, so I’ve spent the last 3 days researching and getting back… … Read More

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