Archive for September, 2006

Can I run Office behind an ASP.NET page?

Monday, September 18th, 2006

So people ask me this all the time, so I thought I'd blog about it... Actually normally they say something like "I tried to launch Office on behind an ASP page and it [ errors | performance sucks | fails to save | etc ]". Here's the answer. The primary scenario for using ...

Waddington Pictures!

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

  Pictures and a full report of my Waddington trip are on my climbing web site.   What's all this got to do with agility. I learnt quite a bit about "the last responsible moment" when making a decision. Decisions on which route to take whether to continue at all or retreat. 

But what value does this have?

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

Ken Perilman asked me this. I came up with some of these at the time but added some afterward:It's a powerful analogy in the physical world for a an activity that's virtual - software.It's an engaging analogy a few nice pictures make a message more consumable.It can provide good visual ...

Failure and Learning

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

In some cases you only learn through failure. I learnt more on my first failed Scrum project than I might have if it had succeeded. I learnt that the amount of time it takes to facilitate a team successfully is significant and some of the prerequisites for setting a team ...

Common Threads – Retreat and Failure

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

Agile teams have use the concept of the "last responsible moment" - the last point at which a decision like a change in architecture, implementation or dependency can be made. In extreme cases this might include cutting the project entirely. Alpine climbers have a similar concept, the "turnaround time or ...

Did you really read all those books?

Monday, September 11th, 2006

  So you may be wondering if I've actually read all those books on the left hand side of the page. Or are they just there to add color and look vaguely impressive? Well... the honest truth is I have.   I really did spend a happy afternoon sitting on a glacier ...

Measuring Cyclometric Complexity and Coupling

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

I've been thinking about how one could measure technical dept to get a relative, rather than absolute, number reflecting the debt present in a codebase and how that changes over time. One of the things I considered measuring as something that might indicate or track debt was cyclometric complexity. I came ...