Saving time: To code or not to code?

Today’s XKCD comic (4/29/2013) asked the question, “How long can you work on making a routine task more efficient before you’re spending more time than you save?”

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Successful projects begin with sound solutions

Create a sound solution and let the user accomplish what they set out to do. In order to do that I have a set of key points I hold up and get others to buy-into as the development process starts.

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Can you support that new feature?

Adding new features is like getting a pet. Feature ownership can be very rewarding, but do you have the support and resources to take on such a commitment?

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Show feature devotion after release

I, and many users, get frustrated when features are added, but no devotion is dedicated to making it totally great or usable. There needs to be carry through from just adding another feature to the feature list to one that is actually usable.

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Don’t get sucked down the development time hole

Time is not unlimited. If given time, we could spend 40 hours a week for eternity improving our projects whether they are code, applications, or services. The key to development is to prioritize and iterate. Development can be a huge time waster if you don’t have goals. Just like spending time on Facebook, gaming, or […]

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Procrastination isn’t always for things you DON’T like

I love coding, I love processing data, and I love complex puzzles–However, I HATE looking forward to them. I was recently disturbed to realize I was procrastinating when it came to the things I loved to work on. I’ve been a student most of my life (29 of my 33 years) so procrastination isn’t new. […]

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