Restaurants at the end of the Web…

As noted earlier, I’ve spent most of the last month working with the Software Factories team.  It’s easily the most exciting thing I’ve been involved in since the inception of the Web.   However, like many previous non-linear shifts in thinking, it can be both difficult to describe and easily misunderstood.  Having faced this problem…

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GPCE 2004 – Jack Greenfield Keynote

Once more on this trip I find myself in a conference room watching a keynote speech at an early hour. This one is being given by Jack Greenfield to the Generative Programming and Component Engineering conference (co-located with OOPSLA). Jack (as yet) has no blog so here’s his “bio” from the www.softwarefactories.com website: Jack Greenfield…

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OOPSLA 2004 – Part I

Whew!  It’s been quite a while since I last blogged and it’s been because I’ve been participating in some very exciting things related to Software Factories. I’ve had the amazing opportunity for most of the past 3 weeks (with a short break for the Applied XML DevCon…. more on that in a future post) working with…

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Programmers as an Endangered Species… Hah!

OK, this week the Christian Science Monitor opined “Endangered Species: US Programmers” (subsequently reprinted by USA Today and Yahoo and causing quite a stir over on Slashdot) making it seem like everyone, everywhere is about to lose their job.   At the same time, my latest issue of Software Development magazine arrived in which this…

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So you say you want a revolution…. well then do what you do best!

So, you say you want a revolution…. you want to have better tools and better applications and you want it for less and you want it yesterday Well… If you ask your average corporate executive today, do you believe that you have gained everything you can from using software to improve your competitive advantange, most…

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Product-Line Development and Product Development

First…. woo hoo!  My real copy of Software Factories arrived.  I’ve been reading PDFs and hard-copy of the PDFs for a month or so now and there’s just no comparison with a real-live-book. While reading Software Factories I began to remember something I started to realize many years ago:  Some developers are really good at…

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