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Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)

Trying to estimate the time to allocate for a specific task can be a troubling undertaking. Many times we have ideas and conditions that can produce several varied estimates, but none of which are perfect. Below is a simple formula to help consider all of those cases. (Optimistic + 4(Most Likely) + Pessimistic) / 6 By using this formula one…

The Importance of Object-Oriented Programming

I recently overhauled a script (that I had not written) in PHP that was quite long and converted it into an object-oriented variation. Although the process may have taken longer than I would have liked in the end I was able to see a few improvements. Cleaner Code First, my code was just cleaner and more concise. I no longer…

Downfalls of the Agile Development Cycle

The Agile development methodology is supposed to be one of the great new advances in software development. Traditional waterfall techniques provide slower production time and are more restricted to what the initial design plans are. Agile was supposed to allow for quick turn around and delivered results within weeks rather than later. Here I would like to counter these claims…

Simple Search Engine PHP/MySQL

Having a search engine on your site can be a great thing. Many times users prefer searching rather than browsing in order to find something on your site. Google does offer site search that will index your site, but I like many other people prefer to keep things in-house so to speak. Therefore, I created a simple search engine that…