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


Should software be patentable? That’s the wrong question to ask

Posted in Programming by Ernie Schell on June 6, 2013

Marty Goetz — the man granted the first software patent in 1968 — says a true invention implemented in hardware is equally patentable if implemented in software. He has a valid argument. I have argued against software patents in the past, but only overly broad patents that define an approach that has never been implemented.

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Leandro Faria on Scrum of Scrums: Running Agile on Large Projects

Posted in Agile Development,Extreme Programming,Programming by Ernie Schell on June 6, 2013

Want to use Agile practices on large projects? Does Agile only apply to small projects, or only to the simplest of projects?

By no means! — says Leandro Faria post on ScrumAlliance

The IT Revolution Press

I highly recommend The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Grow by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford. This excellent business novel is a great read and realistic portrayal of the trials and tribulations of in-house software development and management in a large corporation. It is also “prescriptive,” suggesting a three-level approach to resolving issues that often cripple the IT process by isolating it from the rest of the business. Also see the related IT Revolution Website.