The Trouble With Software (and what to do about it)


Building QuickBooks: How Intuit Manages 10 Million Lines of Code

Posted in Development - General by Ernie Schell on July 31, 2012

Dr. Dobb’s Journal has an excellent summary of how Intuit leverages a single code base of 10+ million lines of code to maintain compatibility among multiple versions of the product.

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The Customer Value Proposition

Posted in General Overview by Ernie Schell on July 8, 2012

TBK Consult has an excellent post on its blog that speaks to many of the issues covered here. One key quote: “Most people in the software industry will agree that there is more to developing software than programming. Programming in itself is maybe 5-10% of the effort. The software development value chain is long and requires many more competencies than mastering the technical frameworks. Domain experience, design, product management, project management, prototyping, UI expertise, integration, testing, support, documentation and communication (between people) are some of the other elements in the process.”