In a perfect world, development projects would be: Deployed often Developed using Agile practices, for example following Scrum Using mainstream technologies and libraries Managed & developed using best practices – the reason I started rules.ssw.com.au Run at a sustainable cadence with a team of at least 2 developers Code written in buddy fashion – 2 […]
With so much of our time already dominated by Coronavirus, I didn’t want my 2020 year in review to be just about the changes it has wrought on the world. I know in Australia we have all experienced the upheaval at work, the pain of the severe lockdowns, social isolation, and more importantly, the fear […]
A good architecture diagram (aka a cloud architecture diagram or system architecture diagram) gives a great overview of your project. It lets you see at a glance what the overall structure of the solution is. This is useful for gaining an understanding of how the system fits together, how it flows, and what it does. It also helps […]
About a year ago, during SSW’s annual retreat in Brisbane, we started to imagine what the world would look like if the SSW Rules site was easier to use. Therefore, we had to find an alternative to SharePoint’s content management features. The first tech we evaluated was an Angular application. Even though we love building […]
Cancer is very prevalent in my family. My mum has had breast cancer; she has 5 siblings – 4 out of the 5 got cancer too. It really runs down one side of my family. So, this topic is pretty important to me, especially having two beautiful girls myself. We do a lot of software projects at […]
2018 was a whirlwind year and one that I’m very proud of. It’s fun to look back on and share with you all. This year SSW launched 2 new user groups, hit our highest utilisation rates for client bookings, and ran dozens of sold-out training courses around Australia.
On a more personal level, I was lucky enough to be renewed as a Microsoft MVP for more than the 15th time, presented at a bunch of conferences, both in Australia and abroad, and spent several months living and working in Hangzhou, China with my little one, Ruby. Then, the whole family joined me at the end of the year in December.
I love these end of year review posts. When you’re in the thick of a project, it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, but when you stop, reflect, and look back… it’s a beautiful landscape. That’s what this year has been like. Celebrity deaths, the US election, the SSW reno… phew. […]
Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) has a great track record building solutions on the Microsoft stack and are in fact one of the largest users of SharePoint in the Southern Hemisphere. BCE engaged SSW to build a strategic planning tool that would be super powerful, flexible, and easy to use for all of their schools administrators […]
At SSW we build software for a large range of clients, from start ups to massive enterprises and even our own internal projects. We care that the software we build is secure, maintainable and testable. Successful devs use great tools, great frameworks, and follow best practices. Choosing great tools like ReSharper and Octopus Deploy is […]