Keith blogged about his hectic days since he returned from vacation. Getting a book published, preparing for a BillG review, you know all the usual stuff. 😄
I keep waiting for my hardcopy of Software Factories, and Keith wrote that it should hit the shelves on Sept. 15th. This means that it will be available in time for OOPSLA 04. I’ve blogged this before, but it’s worth repeating that there is going to be quite a MS presence at OOPSLA this year:
- Dr. Rick Rashid (director & founder of MS Research) on the Future of Programming
- Jack Greenfield on Software Factories (part of the co-loed GPCE conference)
- Ward Cunningham on Objects, Patterns, Wiki and eXtreme Programming: All Systems of Names
- Herb Sutter on Concrete Languages on Virtual Platforms
- Steve McConnell on Code Complete 2 (Steve isn’t a ‘softie, but we do publish his book)
- Full day tutorial on Using Domain Specific Languages, Patterns, Frameworks and Tools to Assemble Applications (i.e. Software Factories) by the authors of Software Factories
- Half day tutorial on Generative Software Development by Jack Greenfield and Krzysztof Czarnecki
- Panel discussion on MDA: The Realities with Steve Cook and Granville Miller (among others)
- Panel discussion on The eXtreme Programming Customer: Fad or Fashion? featuring Granville Miller (among others)
- The Great J2EE vs. .NET Shootout panel discussion featuring Don Box (MSFT Web Services Architect), Anders Hejlsberg (MSFT C# Architect), Jon Crupi (Sun Java Archtiect), Rob High (IBM WebSphere Architect), Alan Knight (Cincom VisualWorks architect) and chaired by Martin Fowler (ThoughtWorks Chief Scientist)
You know I’m not going to miss all that. We’ll have coverage on Architecture Center during the event and I will endeavor to get as much of this content Architecture Center after the event. I think the tutorials in particular will be very interesting to the audience at large.
Anyone else going to OOPSLA?
Update: Added the three panel discussions. I’m guessing the J2EE/.NET shootout will be standing room only.