May 2007

We are trying to introduce more modeling into our SDLC where I work. Where I am at I would say we are strong on requirement gathering, getting better at testing and strong on development talent. But we are weak on the design and specifically documenting the design. BTW, we have settled on the Rational Suite of tools already, so I imagine we will be using Rational Modeler.

Some time ago I wrote a paper on UML for another contracting job, but was never delivered. I found this while searching for a PDF on UML I had downloaded (and can’t find). Here is what I wrote, Introduction to UML.

I am in the middle of transferring everything I ABSOLUTELY need to Google Docs if my hard drive should crash. I knew Google Docs existed for ages, but this is the first time I have used it. It is amazing! I love the bulk add via email, the ability to save in different formats (e.g. doc to pdf), add tags and as you see below the ability to post to a blog.

Note for application designers/developers; it is the little things that matter once you get the application is working.  Details are everything. They don’t overload it with features, but the ones there are useful and they work.

Although the formatting is not great, I published my CV from Google Docs to this blog, as you see in the “post” below. Love it.  Here is a link to it Brian’s CV.  This link was also created within Google Docs.