Productivity

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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Entrepreneurship Matters!

Posted by Dennis Crane on August 18, 2011 at 4:07 am

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Do you run your own business already? No matter if it’s a barbershop around the corner, a technical writing service, a software development company, or a huge corporation with hundreds of employees. Finally, it’s all about entrepreneurship. For me, entrepreneurship means using my skills to help [...]

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Easily track your product mentioned on Twitter

Posted by Dennis Crane on June 23, 2009 at 4:34 am

Nowadays, the Twitter gets very popular. Frankly, the marketing value of Twitter is still doubtful for me so I have no personal account. Nevertheless, Twitter helps me to monitor what people tell about our products and in what context our product names are mentioned. You can do the same and that’s pretty easy. Simply add [...]

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Two useful services for making voice-over for screencast or video

Posted by Dennis Crane on May 7, 2009 at 4:27 am

Recently, we needed a presentational video for an affiliated service that allows health conscious people to track their diabetes, blood pressure, or body weight records and to share the results. The main difficulty of the project was a voice-over for the video. We needed a clear, calm and native English speech but there are no [...]

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Organize your mISV knowledge and boost your productivity

Posted by Dennis Crane on April 8, 2009 at 9:42 am

Any macro- or microISV collects a pile of miscellaneous information while developing, promoting and supporting its software products. This includes: know-hows algorithms company policies programming, development or marketing techniques and tricks standard solutions and workarounds for certain issues collection of links to various resources how-tos use cases experience with third-party software, tools or services research [...]

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Tapping Your Creative Juices

Posted by prichard on August 7, 2008 at 10:05 pm

[Editor's Note: This post comes from Craig Prichard, a Technical Communicator. He has provided beta and usability testing for Dr.Explain, wrote the sample project (GUI) that is distributed with the latest version, and is the "voice" of this video.] Dennis has generously provided me enough rope to hang myself. I hope to make a hammock [...]

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