Stories by Shane Hastie

The realities of software engineering

Every systems architect, analyst, designer and programmer is (or should be) acutely aware of the “ities” involved in software development – the aspects of user requirements that are continually pushing against one another, such as:

It's quality that counts

According to US computer science guru Peter Denning, public dissatisfaction with the IT industry is at an all-time high. He says this manifests itself in a number of ways, including the high level of complaints about technical support for home and office systems and the widespread fears about failure in safety-critical systems.