Importance of engineering models before the actual build

Call me a control freak, but I really like to know what I’m going to get before I buy something. Not just how the box and wrapping looks, but the internal engineering details. I used to work for CSIRO – with a group of other diehard computer engineers, we benchmarked, evaluated middleware technologies (Tuxedo, Encina, CORBA, J2EE, COM+/.NET, Message Brokers,…

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PC Mechanic

Wow, can’t believe it’s been 2 months since I last blogged… time simply flies when you’re having fun working on customer sites. Like I said to my good friends Josh Lee (The FinServ Guy) and Jim Webber, I’ve become a ‘One Blog Wonder’! Anyway, over the weekend, my husband and I at an extended family…

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Software development as an engineering discipline

I’m currently working out at a customer site in Parramatta (a small city about 25 km west of Sydney). I happen to live in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney, so been spending 2 hours in traffic daily… this means I’ve had a lot of time to  myself – listening to Norah Jones and pondering about all…

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Links to resources mentioned in my TechEd presentation

Many thanks to Nick Lothian for reminding me this. Here are the links to cool SOA related topics that I mentioned in my TechEd presentation: Integration Patterns, Entity Aggregation whitepaper, Designing Application Managed Authorization and some general site to get excellent Architecture and Best Practice guidance: Architecture, Patterns and Practices. Hope you find these resources useful!

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My first TechEd Australia presentation!

I wish I had a lot more time to spend at TechEd… the dreadful thing was due to existing customer work commitments, I had to fly into Canberra Thursday, give my presentation on Realising Service Oriented Architecture, and fly out! I didn’t even have enough time to chat with all my fellow architect friends, my…

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My First Blog!

Blogging for the first time, all the way from TechEd Australia 2004! It’s wonderful atmosphere here, you should all be here!

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