October 30, 2007
To all those people who (for reasons completely unknown to me) believes that Google is here to stay - please read those results of the “Search Engine Experience” report:
“More than three out of four (75.1 percent) of those who experience search engine fatigue report getting up and physically leaving their computer without the information they were seeking – either “always,” “usually” or “sometimes.”
If that’s not a clear sign that Internet is getting more and more flooded by spam, and regular users have more and more trouble finding the informations they want - then I don’t know what is… Search have to improve significantly over the next few years, and I wouldn’t be so 100% sure if its going to be Google who will come with the best new “search design”. History is full of “big and proud” companies, which everyone thought will stay “big and proud” forever - but they (almost) never did.
October 11, 2007
I didn’t really expect to find bugs in google analytics. But hey, suprise, surprise! (ok, it’s a minor bug, but what about my user experience? )
a “"” ? ehhm.. sorry?
seems like bugs are here to stay - no matter how big you are, and how huge your quality assurance budget is… what’s the trick to learn then?
It’s easy. Make sure you have descent, formalized quality assurance process. Don’t trust “I will do it myself” and “it worked for me” people. When it comes to software testing and business-critical applications, one thing you really don’t want to happen is the “ouups”-thing, in wrong place and wrong time. Invest in your quality assurance process. Don’t be afraid to spend 20% of your software development budget on QA.
And if you do it right, I guarantee, that the only thing you will be worrying about is minor bugs like the one above.
“"” ? Who cares. At least it works. Let’s fix it and then back to work…