Posted on August 29, 2009 by Thomas Drakengren
I’ve just created a new webpage for my Outlook 2007 GTD macro package, instead of just maintaining it in its original blog post from 2006. I’d recommend anyone using Outlook 2007 and David Allen‘s GTD methodology to try it out! It simplifies most basic operations significantly, to a very low price (that is, completely free). What I like most about it is that it doesn’t add lots of complexity, like handling dependencies between projects and actions, and in that way, everything can be synced to your mobile phone and to another computer without losing important information.
Just head over there or download it right away! Instructions are inside the .bas file.
Filed under: Productivity, Software Development | Tagged: david allen, dependencies, getting things done, gtd, mobile phone, outlook, outlook 2007, pda, synchronization | Comments Off on Launched a New Web Page for Lean GTD 2007
Posted on May 20, 2009 by Thomas Drakengren
Nick Malik writes about how to make agile software development processes scale up to larger projects. How? Through an agile architecture! Nice to read. Of course there are other complications, too, but this is an essential one.
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Posted on October 28, 2008 by Thomas Drakengren
Nick Malik writes about the common misconception about design, that you just have to follow a well-defined process to break down a problem in its constituents, and voila, you’ve got the design! No way it’s that easy. That’s an easy trap for those people who excel in model driven development, I think.
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Posted on October 11, 2008 by Thomas Drakengren
The Chromium Blog has published more stuff on how to get the Google Chrome GUI responsive. Very interesting to read! Today they’re discussing how plugins affect responsiveness.
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Posted on October 9, 2008 by Thomas Drakengren
Over at the Chromium Blog, there’s a post about Google Chrome’s I/O principles. Finally an improvement in GUI responsiveness from the prevalent industry standard. What if Microsoft implemented this in their Office suite, too? I’ve always argued that GUIs should be responsive at all times, thus showing the state of the application, instead of just hanging.
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Posted on October 5, 2008 by Thomas Drakengren
Joel Spolsky has set up a new Software Development Q&A, called Stack Overflow, together with Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror. If you’re used to the common kinds of web forums that turn up when you have a programming question, you’ll like this one. It’s content is completely user driven (digg-like), so that good answers get voted up by the users, and bad ones are voted down. No discussion is possible (because of this reordering), so the Q&A will only contain questions and answers. Sounds like a really good idea. Take a look!
Filed under: Productivity, Software Development, Tools | Tagged: atwood, coding horror, digg, programming, Q&A, Software Development, spolsky, stackoverflow | Comments Off on A Software Development Q&A that Could Work