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PyCon 2012 Wrap Up

Wednesday March 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

As many have said already, any event that kicks off with dancing robots is an awesome sign of things to come during the conference... Read more…

A Solution to Fixed-Bid vs. Hourly Contracts (Part 3)

Tuesday March 20, 2012 | Comments (3)

"Time and Materials" contracts ("T&M" in short) are the only sensible structure for sophisticated software development like we work on at Six Feet Up, but only in concert with a project management methodology that reduces risk for clients... Read more…

A Solution to Fixed-Bid vs. Hourly Contracts (Part 2)

Tuesday February 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how hard it is to estimate creative projects including sophisticated software development like we work on here at Six Feet Up... Read more…

Create Your Own Plone Content Types With Dexterity

Tuesday February 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Dexterity allows Plone users to create and modify custom content types directly through the web... Read more…

A Solution to Fixed-Bid vs. Hourly Contracts (Part 1)

Tuesday January 31, 2012 | Comments (1)

If an auto-mechanic can’t accurately estimate a quick and simple car fix, what hope do software developers have when building something new and complex that’s never been exactly done before?... Read more…

Optimize Your Plone Development by Packing the ZODB

Friday January 27, 2012 | Comments (4)

Each time you delete a web page, a copy is kept in the database in case you need to get it back later. Over time, the number of unused objects can grow and grow, expanding the memory needed to operate the website, and slowing down operations... Read more…

Set up IPython for Plone Development

Thursday January 12, 2012 | Comments (10)

IPython is a powerful interactive Python shell that can be used with Zope to aid in debugging issues. Syntax highlighting, tab completion and code introspection are just a few reasons to use it... Read more…

Why PEP8 Makes your Plone Development Easier

Monday January 9, 2012 | Comments (1)

Hardly any software is maintained by the original author for its whole life and some claim that 80% of the lifetime cost of a piece of software comes from maintaining that code. Read more…

5 Ways to Improve Your Blogging Effectiveness

Friday December 9, 2011 | Comments (0)

Most people who don't blog cite lack of time as a major excuse. But blogs have a big impact on traffic and online visibility. Understanding why is the first step in boosting your blogging impact... Read more…

Six Feet Up’s Take-Aways from the 2011 Plone Conference

Thursday December 8, 2011 | Comments (0)

Six Feet Up was in full force at the Plone Conference this year and here is what we learned. Read more…

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