Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Got a problem with your software?

If so then we know who can help! Todays blog post is courtesy of Simon Hettrick from the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI).

In 2010, a crack developer was asked to join the SSI. This man promptly set up as the Institute’s software architect. Today, still wanted by a number of projects, Steve survives as a developer of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can email him, maybe you can Ask Steve!

At the SSI, whenever we have a software problem we simply ask Steve. He’s our in-house software architect and all-round guru of code. Then we got to thinking: it’s selfish to keep such a valuable resource to ourselves, we should make Steve’s knowledge available to everyone. And that’s when the idea for the Ask Steve! blog was born.

So what is Ask Steve? The idea is that anyone can email Ask Steve! with a software trouble and query. Each week or so, Steve will work on a problem and post his answer to the blog. People can comment, try out the solution or simply get back to Steve with another question. Steve will sort through the questions he is posed and answer the ones that trouble the most people.
Next time you have a software problem, visit the Ask Steve! blog.

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