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Addressing Software Development Estimation

I recently blogged about punching developers in the brain when a software deliverable deadline is slipping. The title of the post is The Question Unasked. In this post, I would like to address software development estimation. In the past, I have stated “Either all software developers are pathological liars or software development is inherently inestimable.” …
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The Question Unasked

In the past, I’ve blogged about my experiences with project managers. If you’ve read my thoughts, there will likely be little new content here (with the exception of the Obi-wan clip at the very end…). Most of my thinking is included in a post titled IT Coaching – Software Done Well, Part 1, written almost …
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Install and Configure SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition

This post is for people interested in setting up an instance of SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition for personal use. I caution those interested in configuring an instance of SQL Server 2019 for production purposes: You should not use Developer Edition because it’s not for production workloads, by design (and according to the EULA). In …
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Download SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition

This post is for people interested in setting up an instance of SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition for personal use. If you are interested in configuring an instance of SQL Server 2019 for production purposes, you should not use Developer Edition – it’s not for production workloads, by design (and according to the EULA). SQL …
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One Way to Install SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition

In this series, I walk through one way to install and configure SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition. This series is not intended as guidance for production environments. This series is simply one way I install and configure SQL Server 2019 for my test and exploration environment. Download SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition Install and Configure …
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SSIS Catalog Browser v0.9.9.0 is Available

I am excited to announce the latest release of SSIS Catalog Browser! SSIS Catalog Browser version 0.9.9.0 is free and features enhanced Folder, Project, and Package Properties, surfacing Description, Validation Status, and Last Validation Time properties: These same properties – Description, Validation Status, and Last Validation Time – are now also included in the scripting …
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