I took a snapshot down into a Aloa Vera or similar plant. The camera automatically focused onto the ground and the picture shows very clear a leaf at the bottom of this plant.

Then I manually focused on that little animal I discovered there. Two photos taken from the same position, showing very different details. Just by changing the focus point.

Isn’t that similar to software development? Sometimes we need to go back one step and to observe our product with a different focus. This often brings up valuable details which help us to improve our software. Always keep in mind to take different point of views. You are not only the NetBeans geek, who develops the software. Try to wear the cap of the user, of a decision maker, and other care holders.

For me, this often is very helpful. And I assume, for you, too.

Enjoy my personal impressions and keep developing good software!