Make it Real. Make it Simple.

Make it Real. Make it Simple. There is a lesson that keeps becoming apparent the more I practice Agile or Lean methods. Simple is best. To illustrate the point, I…

The 5 Senses in Software

Remember when the launch of the iPhone/iPad made interacting with software through touch truly ubiquitous? It was a magical moment for many people. Isn’t it funny how our children expect…

Lean/Agile Pay It Forward

We have a Pay It Forward Program here at SEP, where we get $50 from the company to do something nice in this season of giving. It can’t go to…

SEP Blog Battle: Tools of the Trade

To whom do I owe any programming success I may have in a given day? My education? My wonderful peers? The shriveled wad of grey goo in my head? None…

Curiosity as a tool

SEP has asked us to write about the tools of our trade. I’m a software engineer at a decently-sized software engineering company, so it’s pretty clear that I have several…

The Design Eye — Tool of the Designer Trade

One of the innate talents of a good designer in any design industry is having a good eye for design. But what does it mean to have a good eye…

Powering Indiana’s Future Panel Discussion

Nov. 14, 2013 Powering Indiana’s Future was a five person panel discussion on the future of energy in the US, the world and particularly Indiana, sponsored by Indiana Business Journal,…

My Favorite Tool That I Struggle With

What tool do I use more often than any other, often while using other tools? What tool am I certain can be an aid in solving almost any problem, if…

What’s in your Utility Belt?

When developing software, we engineers have to use a variety of tools to deliver the right product to our clients. As Batman has practically everything in his utility belt, let’s…

Sometimes the Tools of the Trade Take Time

I’m not a very good woodworker. I rush things. I have a general rule when I do work with wood and saws, I only work for about two to three…

Tools of the Trade

One of my favorite tools is SPSS, which was originally Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, now owned by IBM. I have grown with it over the years, starting appropriately…

SEP Matching Public Donations for Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Software Engineering Professionals (SEP) is saddened by the destruction and devastation caused by last week’s Super Typhoon Haiyan across the Philippines. As we have in the past, SEP and its…

Over the Horizon

Software is a very fluid realm, and the ebbs and flow move quickly. Moore’s Law in hardware is dragging software with it, if the software isn’t already pushing the hardware…

Even With Structure, The Possibilities are Endless

Poetry is an art form based on structure. The pinnacle of poetry studied by most everyone on their high school English class is the sonnet. As a refresher, a sonnet…

The Possibilities Are Endless

The question posed for week one of Blog Bloc is “Where is software development (or at least my area of it) heading?” Let’s posit that my area is data. Big…

Where is the iOS app industry headed?

I’m worried about the iOS app industry. Not because I see signs of Apple dying, but because I know how technology fads go. That, and because I’ve worked on almost…

BioInformatics

I ran across a bioinformatics software development link that might be of interest; I can’t tell how old/live it is, unfortunately. From the wiki on the group: The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc….