Posts Tagged ‘Software’

Enterprise Architect usability nightmare

November 10th, 2009 by Martin

ea_ux_nightmareI am not an UML fan, but I have to use it from time to time. To create models I am using Enterprise Architect from Sparx Systems. It is not industry leading software and I think it has good  relation between value and price. It is quite complex tool with a lot of features and some of them are little bit tricky to use. Overall experience is quite good, but what I am missing is UX  strategy or concept. UI is not simple nor intuitive as many complex tools these days are. One IMHO crucial and critical issue that make me angry was toolbar especially Undo/Redo buttons. As you can see from screenshot icon usage is totally confusing. Your right brain hemisphere gained experience that icon with floppy drive represents saving to disk file. Usage of this icon in different context is more than unhappy decision. I have to say that I clicked it number of times before I remembered this “if”.

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London Stock Exchange Lesson

October 8th, 2009 by Martin

I have to say that I am not surprised by news about London Stock Exchange. It is just an example of enterprise software status these days. It is shame that someone is promoting 100% availability. It is just not possible… 99,8% maybe but definitely not on top of MS SQL 2000. Small quiz: Why companies like Amazon or Google are not using Microsoft technologies? I think it is not a question of money for licenses ;).

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Why good task should be S.M.A.R.T!

June 11th, 2009 by Martin

To be smart is not enough these days. Our perception is limited to supplied information and its accuracy. And software project success raise and fails with accuracy and level of problem/domain specification.  Whenever I am faced with some task, I am asking myself: “Is it S.M.A.R.T.?”.  It does not matter whether I am describing task to someone else or I received this task from someone else.

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New bug tracking system for my projects

October 3rd, 2006 by Martin

I installed one of key software development tool – a bug tracking system for my projects. After small research and some tests it is here. Well it is simple and fit to my hosting environment :). I finally decided for Eventum by MySQL, but for some unspecified period of time I will be using Mantis project ;). To functionality. If you have any issue or bug, just register and report it :). Well that was in short…

 

Bug tracking system is for support of the following projects (updated list):

  • WP-Plugin List
  • WP-Outage
  • WP-Custom Logo
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