Why Code Quality Matters for a Product-Oriented Software Company

Posted by Dennis Crane on May 17, 2012 at 7:53 am

Recently I had a conversation with my colleague about the performance and primary focus of the Dr.Explain development team. What should go first: the number of new features or the quality of architecture and of source code? I agree that the number of new functions and features in a software product is very important for [...]

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Software GUI… Which one is your?

Posted by Dennis Crane on October 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm
Software GUI... Which one is your?

Click to enlarge Any ideas…? UPDATE: Software GUI… Which one is your? – Explained ShareTweet8bb57b87d2ae62c3213104edb72af30a

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User interface improvement: getting rid of unused space

Posted by Dennis Crane on January 29, 2010 at 4:56 am
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In this short post I’d like to share a real case of user interface improvement that we implemented in the upcoming release of the Dr.Explain 4.0. In previous releases of the Dr.Explain we had a problem – much of screen space on the top of the application window was not used effectively. Before (old versions [...]

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Does Your Software Application Need An Eye-Candy GUI?

Posted by Dennis Crane on November 23, 2009 at 9:53 am
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Does my application need a colorful bright interface with amazing icons, animated skins and cool sound effects? First, think about how much time does an average user spend working with your application per session and what does he use it for. If user spends more than 20-30 minutes per session within your application (which is [...]

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Yes! Summer is a good time to release software products

Posted by Dennis Crane on July 1, 2009 at 5:00 pm

A pretty common question on software development forums: Should I release my new product in July or postpone it for a couple of months? I recommend to release your new software product as soon as possible to quickly test the product idea and to start communication with users. July is a good time for pilot [...]

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How to name software product line editions

Posted by Dennis Crane on September 1, 2008 at 2:05 am

If you decide to split your software product into several editions with different settings then you will likely wonder how to name them. Naming software editions depends upon what do you offer and what do you limit in each edition. There are several common approaches in building editions: Functional limitation (F) Environmental or purpose usage [...]

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