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Balancing front-end and back-end work

Submitted by Barnaby Golden on Mon, 27/05/2019 - 12:07

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Sometimes a team finds themselves with requirements that require a lot of back-end development and a small amount of front-end work. If the team has specialist front-end and back-end developers then it may be tricky to balance the workload.

One approach I have seen work is to initially stub the back-end functionality before doing the detailed development work.

Sustainable Pace

Submitted by Barnaby Golden on Sat, 12/07/2014 - 10:29

It has long been a tradition in waterfall style projects to associate long hours with increased productivity. A recurring pattern is up-front planning, followed by realisation that a deadline is not going to be achieved and then finally a push to increase working hours.

Java 8 early adopters

Submitted by Barnaby Golden on Tue, 10/06/2014 - 10:58

A word of caution for anyone switching to Java 8 (which is now officially released by Sun).

Issues I have found so far:

Eclipse

The previous version of Kepler Eclipse runs with Java 8, but it only understands compliance levels up to Java 7.

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