What does Web development the smart way mean?
Very simply, Web development the smart way means to develop proper solutions using the Web that will also advance the Web development community.
So, to develop proper solutions using the Web that will also advance the Web development community, we must be disciplined in our software development methodologies while ensuring we are using the best parts of whatever Web technology we choose to use.
First I would like to extend kudos to the No Fluff Just Stuff group for putting together an excellent Rich Web Experience symposium. All who attended had the opportunity to hear from and talk with some of the industry’s best and brightest.
- Know that browsers are software built using either incomplete or miscomprehended specs. So don’t get caught up in complaining about what the browser does not do. Start exploiting their good parts.
- Always remember that to the user the UI is the system. So usability should be very high on your list.
What drives leadership is different than what drives management. I have found that knowing the responsibilities, actions, behaviors and mentality of a leader and the difference between leadership and management can mean the difference between successful change and failure. Knowing when to incorporate the actions of a manager with the actions of a leader is an important aspect of leadership.
In order for an organization to survive over the long term, it must have a solid view of its external and internal environment. Changes in the external environment trigger changes internally. Some environmental changes require an organization to make small, incremental changes while others require an organization to make strategic changes which includes changes to structure, culture and strategy.
Leadership is an integral part of managing strategic organizational change. Leadership provides the plan, vision and motivation for implementing strategic change. Leadership has the ability to influence people and move them in the direction to accomplish a goal.