### The One Benefit of Software Estimation

Software estimates are mostly a waste of time. Here are some observations I have made in my career that have driven me to this conclusion:

### Build, Clean, and Rebuild in Visual Studio

In the .NET environment, the process of compiling source code into output files is called building. Two common ways of building are via an IDE, such as the Visual Studio IDE (or the recent Rider IDE from JetBrains), and via the command line using devenv.exe.

### The Dreyfus Model and "It depends"

As a software developer, I’ve noticed that experienced developers will often start the answer a question directed at them with “It depends.”

### Release With Less Stress

I’ve worked in places where software releases can be an event ridden with stress and anxiety. The cause of this stress comes from several sources, such as pressure to meet a release date, or an issue creeping up in production that was not caught during testing. I’d like to share with you a few steps that you can take to ensure that your release process is less stressful and not such a big deal.