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Yaacov Apelbaum
Yaacov Apelbaum
is a writer, inventor, and researcher. He holds 8 US technology patents. His professional focus is on software engineering, security, and the human aspects of development.


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Nov. 28, 2008 1:53 pm
The Schedule Chicken One of the most common and detrimental software development practices is "Schedule Chicken" and I'm not referring to the cafeteria's frequent serving of charred poultry. Process engineering follows a hierarchical and well defined approach to product development. Over the past 50 years, quality and optimization have bloomed into a mature set of practices and...  Read More
Nov. 24, 2008 11:50 am
A High Performance Team in Action Many development managers view their teams as homogeneous and monolithic masses that operate with equivalent efficiency.  To improve their productivity, they either embrace new management methodologies or incrementally improve some existing processes (i.e. requirements management , bug tracking , etc.).     Certainly, there is...  Read More
Nov. 19, 2008 1:07 am
Mata Hari and Friends (Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames) Over the years, I've had this recurring conversation\argument with numerous security technologists regarding the trust lifecycle. The crux of it revolves around how you go about effectively assigning, monitoring and adjusting individual trust levels. Most of us when questioned about trust will tell you that it's made up of...  Read More
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