Month: January 2011

Google Search Is Broken … Still

I use Google search heavily. Every day. I also use Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Maps and YouTube. There are alternatives for all of them but Google does a nice job and the integration across applications is a big plus. Google clearly dominates Internet search and wants to dominate cloud-based services in general. All […]

Design Is Important, But How?

One of the biggest criticisms of agile development is the lack of big design up front (BDUF). This leads to inefficient implementations, poor performance, and ever-changing internal structures — or so the arguments go. Agilists opposed to BDUF argue that spending too much time designing early in the development cycle is largely a waste of […]