Friday, March 28, 2008

How often do we release code?

There are many different approaches to how to develop software. I have come to find that frequent releases, one to four weeks rather then months, works the best for both me, the developer and you the customer.

Here are some of the beneifits:

* When customers report a bug, there is a very good chance that it will be addressed in the next week to month!

With development always taking small steps, it is always easy to fix minor bugs. With the short release cycle, the minor fixes get to you fast!

* Customers can have a lot more input on the direction of the software.

Because each release is only a small step, the customer can quickly see the direction I am taking the software and help direct the software in the correct direction!

* Chances of major bugs are minimized.

With the changes always being in small steps, not sweeping changes, the chances of major bugs is minimized. And when bugs are found, because only small changes to the program have been made, it is possible to identify and fix the bugs quickly!

So please continue to try out Photo Parata and get back to me with what you like and dislike and I will do everything in my power to make Photo Parata the best Event Photography program out there!