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Guerrilla Development
A Weblog by B. Scott Andersen
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July 31, 2005,  13 comments
Eric Armstrong's recent article on Artima caught my eye and made me think a bit about the evolution of distributed programming techniques. In the beginning, there was the message. But what now?
March 26, 2004,  2 comments
This is my last blog from the Seventh Jini Community Meeting held in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 23-25, 2004.
March 24, 2004,  Submit comment
This is the third of a set of blogs from the Seventh Jini Community Meeting held in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 23-25, 2004.
March 23, 2004,  2 comments
This is the second of a set of blogs from the Seventh Jini Community Meeting held in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 23-25, 2004.
March 23, 2004,  Submit comment
This is the first of a set of blogs made from the Seventh Jini Community Meeting held in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 23-25, 2004.
September 7, 2003,  14 comments
If you read Computer Science text books you might imagine external program documentation actually exists. Yet, when I asked many of my colleagues if they had ever had such documentation throughout a project's life cycle, they laughed a bit uncomfortably and said, "well, no, not really." What's going on here?
July 29, 2003,  17 comments
Guerrilla Development is software development in an environment unsupportive of the effort. In my first few essays I discussed some of the problems software departments might have in their interactions with the rest of the company. In this one, I talk a bit about UML and my concerns for its future.
July 6, 2003,  7 comments
Small companies struggle to get their first product out the door. That's probably no surprise. But, the next hurdle may be even more difficult: getting the second product, the next generation product, out the door. The problems are not necessarily technical -- but they can be deadly for a young company nonetheless.
June 23, 2003,  12 comments
Read most any software engineering text book and you'll be told that requirements gathering is key to successful projects. Yet, many projects in start-up companies never develop such a document or, perhaps worse, have useless, sketchy documents that serve only political needs. What's going on here?
June 20, 2003,  12 comments
I've spent most of my career in small companies, usually start-ups, doing software development under less than optimal conditions. I've got 15 or 20 years worth of (hopefully instructive) horror stories aching for an outlet. This is my first installment.
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