Archive for the ‘Businesscase’ Category

Danish Newspaper Interview: Capgemini on Rails

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Thomas and I are interviewed in Danish newspaper “Børsen” today. The article is a 10,000 feet business overview on the productivity gains and possibilities with Ruby on Rails. I really like the picture (by Reimar Juul) and the fact that the article mentions both and Copenhagen Ruby Brigade. Woot! Click image to view larger […]

Nielsen, Joel on Software and David Heinemeier Hansson

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Jakob Nielsen’s newsletters often contains small comments to usability related stuff in the news. His latest newsletter is no exception, but misses a very important point. From the mail: Joel Spolsky wrote about the choice of implementation technology for enterprise projects, making two great points: (*) There are three platforms that are all known to […]

Watir: Another sweetspot for Enterprise Ruby

Friday, July 14th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

There are many speculations regarding Ruby (the programming language) and it’s ready-ness for enterprise use. The other day, a colleague of mine found an absolutely sweet spot: Automated testing via the browser interface. Watir stands for “Web Application Testing in Ruby”, you write a few lines of Ruby that fires up Internet Explorer, and then […]

Ruby on Rails for the enterprise: Business perspective

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Thought this would be a good opportunity to have a look at the business perspective of using Ruby on Rails for the enterprise. The Business Case for Ruby on Rails inspired me to see what has been written on the business perspective since December last year.

Also a greeting from my blogging partner Thomas Watson, currently at JavaOne in San Fransisco, took this photo near the Golden Gate Bridge:


Speaking on usability and rapid prototyping

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

For those of you in Denmark in the Copenhagen area. May 19 I’m speaking about rapid prototyping to make usability testing earlier and more often. The focus will be on the benefits and the business value user testing creates early in the process, so at this event, there’s really no focus on Ruby on Rails […]

Ruby on Rails as rapid prototyping tool

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Ruby on Rails might be the perfect match as a prototyping tool. It delivers consistent productivity gains compared to any other prototyping tool. Very few lines of code makes it easy to change. Here is why we use it at work as our preferred prototyping tool.

AJAX businesscase: Reduce development costs and increase usability

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

As a followup to my earlier post “AJAX performance stats, ROI, and business value“, I decided that I’d share with you some considerations on a recent project I was involved in. I can’t give you all the juicy details, and I might never be able to show you the final solution or tell, who the […]

AJAX performance stats, ROI, and business value

Saturday, January 14th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

How do you build a system that can deliver and update content to 100,000 people simultaneously? Via I saw this article from MacRumors on what traffic they got when Steve Jobs delivered his keynote on MacWorld a few days ago.

Also in this post: Ajaxinfo (the guys behind AJAX usability metrics), AJAX ROI faceoff, where a traditional webapp is compared to an AJAX webapp. For the visually oriented, there is a video comparing the two applications.