I’m just back from an intense week in Redmond. A few days before going I gave another talk, this time to the British Computer Society’s Advanced Programming Group. During the talk I was asked what I meant by “metadata”. I realized that these days I use this term to mean data about any kind of information or computing resource; whereas a few years ago it just meant “data about data”. Having metadata available wherever it can be used is a central tenet of our Software Factory vision.
Here are some interesting links about metadata: