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Interview: Joseph Yoder on Adaptive Object Model Architecture

by Abel Avram on  May 13, 2009 3

In this interview Joseph Yoder talks about the Adaptive Object Model (AOM) architecture, a software architecture for easily adapting to changing business requirements.

Data, Context and Interaction : A New Architectural Approach by James O. Coplien and Trygve Reenskau

by Sadek Drobi on  May 08, 2009 8

James O. Coplien and Trygve Reenskaug have recently introduced a new architectural approach to OOP based on Data, Context and Interaction pattern. It should allow capturing user mental model in terms of behavioral requirements, something that classic OOP fails to do. The article, that triggered many reactions and critics, provides insights into DCI using concrete examples to show its advantages.

"Good Design" Means ...?

by Mike Bria on  Jan 29, 2009 9

It's not news that at the heart of successful software systems (and, frankly, fulfilling software careers) is good design. Also not news is that defining what "good design" really means has been at the heart of many debates, papers, talks, books, discussions, and more for ages. To help, J.B. Rainsberger and Scott Bellware offer some advice to follow until that one true definition comes along.

CSLA .NET 3.6 Supports Silverlight 2.0

by Abel Avram on  Dec 18, 2008 1

The Component-based Scalable Logical Architecture for .NET (CSLA .NET) version 3.6 has been released including support for Microsoft Silverlight 2.0. CSLA .NET is a .NET software development framework which helps one to “build a powerful, maintainable business logic layer for Windows, Web, service-oriented and workflow applications”.

WS-BPEL Extension for Semantic Web Services (BPEL4SWS)

by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 30, 2008

A new WS-BPEL Extension for Semantic Web Services introduces support for semantic service discovery and invocation in the services integration implementations.

Interview: Erich Gamma Discusses Jazz, Eclipse, JUnit and Design Patterns

by Ryan Slobojan on  Sep 22, 2008

In this interview from QCon London 2008, Erich Gamma discusses the Jazz project, why Eclipse has been successful, the strict Eclipse release schedule, JUnit, Design Patterns, how to identify a design pattern, design patterns and the 'Don't Repeat Yourself' principle, the design pattern community, and whether dependency injection is a design pattern.

.NET Chain of Responsibility Library

by Al Tenhundfeld on  Sep 18, 2008

Chain.NET (a.k.a. NChain) is an implementation of Chain Of Responsibility design pattern for .NET and Mono platforms. Version 0.1 combines standard CoR design pattern with Command design pattern with the goal of bringing increased convenience and flexibility in command processing solutions.

New Open Source project provides Object Oriented data access

by Steven Robbins on  Jul 31, 2008 6

Kasper Sørensen has created a new open source project at eobjects.dk called MetaModel. The project is a common domain model, query engine, and optimizer for different types of datastores, such as relational databases and flat files. MetaModel is a Java library that provides a fluent, object-oriented interface for SQL compliant queries.

Object Relational Mapping - User Case Studies

by Steven Robbins on  Jul 24, 2008 6

Roberto Zicari, from ODBMS.org, collected interviews and stories from several users of Object/Relational mapping technologies. The main point of the cases was around "impedance mismatch" between the object technology in the domain model and the relational technology in the data model.

Google Introduces Binary Encoding Format: Protocol Buffers

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 21, 2008 7

Google caused a stir by releasing Protocol Buffers, a binary serialization format. We take a look at what exactly Protocol Buffers are and what alternatives are available in ASN.1 or Facebook's Thrift.

Interview : Nate Kohari on Releasing Ninject 1.0

by Robert Bazinet on  Jun 17, 2008 1

In this interview with Nate Kohari, creator of the Ninject dependency injection container for .NET, talks about the release of version 1.0 of Ninject. The interview has taken place over the past weeks leading up to the release of Ninject 1.0.

Neo4j - an Embedded, Network Database

by Gavin Terrill on  Jun 05, 2008 24

Neo4j is an embedded network model database for Java, Ruby and Python applications. It is capable of handling billions of nodes/relationships/properties on single machine hardware, supporting ACID transactions, durable persistence, concurrency control, transaction recovery, and everything else you’d expect from an enterprise-strength database.

Rails Cells: Component-Oriented Development for Rails

by Mirko Stocker on  May 13, 2008 1

Rails Cells aims to bring component-oriented development to Rails with its lightweight controllers and views that can easily be shared and reused. We caught up with Nick Sutterer, one of the Cells developers, to talk about the state of the project.

Adopting Simple Design

by Amr Elssamadisy on  May 13, 2008

A discussion about simple design is taking place on the extremeprogramming Yahoo! group that has already resulted in several useful recommendations. The discussion started off with a request for references concerning incremental design and quickly morphed into one about successfully adopting incremental design.

Interview: CORBA Guru Steve Vinoski on REST, Web Services, and Erlang

by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 26, 2008

In a new interview, recorded at QCon San Francisco 2007, CORBA Guru Steve Vinoski talks to Stefan Tilkov about his appreciation for REST, occasions when he would still use CORBA and the role of description languages for distributed systems. Other topics covered include the benefits of knowing many programming languages, and the usefulness of of Erlang to build distributed systems.

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