Michael Hansen presents the ACT-R cognitive architecture, a simulation framework for psychological models, showing how it could be used to measure the impact of various programming paradigms.
RESTful architectures are the subject of this presentation, specifically the way they are particularly attractive in solving many financial services integration problems. Kirk will present the advantages of a RESTful architecture to develop integrated systems in the financial services arena, in particular leveraging infrastructure, skills, and systems already in place at these firms.
In this presentation, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock presents some practical lessons she has learned from doing architectural reviews. Many times projects are not delivered in time, or have quality problems or have an incomplete set of features due to architectural flaws. The reviews are meant to highlight existing risks and strengths of the architecture, and to reveal issues initially neglected.
Len Bass from SEI presents the Architectural Trade Off Analysis Method and its relation to architectural evaluation questions: criteria for evaluation, participants, how to focus on the part of the architecture under evaluation, how to know what to look for and how results are presented. He also shows that the highest risk is things omitted, not things that were incorrect.
Dragos Manolescu shares insights gained from growing ThoughtWorks' architecture evaluation practice and evaluating several architectures for Global 1000 companies. These insights aim at preparing people interested in commissioning, managing, performing, participating in, or analyzing the results of architecture evaluation to tackle the realities of the front line.