How do you design an effective GUI so that the user control widgets are correctly mapped to the data elements? With explicit specifications, of course. Here's a well-constructed example.
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In this article, Jim defines some basic components and outlines web application modeling extensions to UML.
This paper describes a set of tools that enables application developers to debug and design distributed applications from existing "off-the-shelf" components, make new application components available on the Internet through a "launcher" service, and more.
Learn how to establish a sound "competency" basis for your knowledge management initiatives. gantthead's own George Ball calls it, "One of my personnel development 'bibles.' "
Internet commerce poised to revolutionize the way we do business is quickly becoming a reality, with an exploding number of Internet business sites now being deployed. If you are thinking about taking the Internet commerce plunge, read this book. Written by two of the most experienced practitioners in this burgeoning field, Designing Systems for Internet Commerce will guide you through the business and technical considerations of building fully functioning, secure, and financially successful Internet commerce systems. Both comprehensive and practical, this book explains the fundamental principles of system design, reveals best design practices, and offers reality-based advice on implementation. It explores the common issues and critical questions to ask when planning a system for Internet commerce. In addition, it describes the key technologies relevant to electronic commerce and explains how to apply them using numerous examples. The authors'' special focus is problem solving: They discuss the many potential risks, challenges, and stumbling blocks of Internet commerce systems and how best to deal with them. This information will enable you to anticipate and solve the problems you are likely to face, helping you implement an Internet commerce system that effectively serves the needs of your organization and its customers.
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Software Project Management presents a new management framework uniquely suited to the complexities of modern software development.
This book offers practical advice from veteran consultants who use common sense to get through the toughest project management challenges.
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Most projects start off by asking twice as much as is possible given the existing resources. This shouldn't be accepted as just "the way things are"--we can partner with the customer to keep application development scope in line.
What projects do you need to conduct to fully implement the application package you've selected? Might be a big job -- better assess what and when.
Get ready for the playoffs. This directory describes those application package vendors and their products that have made it to the final evaluation round for your development project.