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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
A colleague told me he thought my blog title of "Get the Bad News Early!" was too negative, and he got me thinking. Hence the name change. Whilst it's not particularly important, I've changed it.
Both are important concepts in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC):
Early Detection means cheaper to fix.
Fixing the symptoms of a problem is unproductive (though common).
Much of the evolution of the SDLC over the last 30 years has been focused on detecting problems as soon as possible.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com