OSGi DevCon Keynote

I’m excited to be given the opportunity to present the keynote at OSGi DevCon London on February 23, 2010. The event is hosted in conjunction with JAX London. The sessions for the conference look great, with a great lineup of speakers and 15 sessions, including two in-depth tutorials by Neil Bartlett and Peter Kriens, devoted […]

Top 5 Essays You Should Read

Certainly, there are many landmark books in software development that have shaped our industry. Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software (the GOF book) is one really good example. Unfortunately, a good share of people don’t have the opportunity to read some of these great works because, well…it can get expensive pretty quickly stocking a […]

The Secret Sauce

All too often, software process improvement initiatives fail. In a recent post discussing SEMAT, Ralph Johnson provided some words of wisdom that serve as a wonderful guide to any team about to embark on that much vaunted software process improvement initiative. The state of the practice in software development is pretty dismal. Some groups do […]