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,…


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…


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…


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!


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…


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!