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Presentation: Practice-based Design: Some Object Lessons

by Abel Avram on  May 15, 2009

In this OOPSLA 2008 session, Lucy Suchman teaches 8 lessons about objects: Learning to see, Classification, Object Agencies, Configurations, Boundaries and Interfaces, Contextualizations, Recontextualizations, and Transformations, showing how they can influence design.

Interview: Guy Steele Interviews John McCarthy, Father of Lisp

by Abel Avram on  Apr 30, 2009 9

In this phone interview that took place in front of an audience at OOPSLA 2008, Guy Steele spins a yarn with John McCarthy, the father of Lisp, attempting to find out some details surrounding the language inception in the 50’ and its later evolution.

Presentation: The Evolution of Lisp

by Abel Avram on  Apr 03, 2009 1

In this presentation recorded at OOPSLA 2008, Guy L. Steele Jr. and Richard P. Gabriel reenact their presentation called "The Evolution of Lisp" which took place during ACM History of Languages Conference in 1993.

Presentation: Community-Based Innovation: From Sports Equipment to Software

by Abel Avram on  Mar 07, 2009

In this presentation recorded during OOPSLA 2008, Sonali K. Shah talks about innovations produced by community users. Contrary to the general perception, most innovations are not created by firms but by individuals. Shah offers the details of a study of innovations in sports equipments and also talks about open source and gated community innovations in software.

Presentation: Social Programming A Pyramid

by Abel Avram on  Feb 19, 2009 1

In this presentation filmed during OOPSLA 2008, Mark Lehner, an Egyptologist, talked about ancient Egyptian cultures as seen through the discoveries made on the Giza Plateau and made some connections with software engineering.

Presentation: Convergence: Model-Based Software, Systems And Control Engineering

by Abel Avram on  Feb 06, 2009

In this presentation filmed during OOPSLA 2008, Janos Sztipanovits attempts to tackle the complexity of large scale systems integration. Software, systems and control engineering converge in such systems, raising the integration challenges and demanding a new approach to model-based design.

Presentation: What Drives Design?

by Abel Avram on  Jan 25, 2009 5

In this presentation held during OOPSLA 2008, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock reviews various forms of driven development in order to understand the principles and values of several design practices used today. By comparing them, a designer will get a broader view over design and will better understand which design practice is more appropriate for him.

Interview: Guy Steele on Programming Languages

by Abel Avram on  Jul 30, 2008 6

Floyd Marinescu, co-founder of InfoQ, interviewed Guy Steele, a Sun Fellow working for the Programming Language Research Group at Sun, about programming languages, the lessons to be learned from the past and what to expect from the future.

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