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Intentional Software - Democratizing Software Creation



Business users doing programming? Charles Simonyi and Henk Kolk presents how Intentional Software offers a radical new software approach that separates business knowledge from software engineering knowledge, which means that business experts can be more innovative and responsive to the changes in the domain.


Charles Simonyi is a co-founder of Intentional Software, a company that accelerates innovation by integrating the business domain experts into the software production process. Henk Kolk is the CTO of Capgemini's Financial Services Sector in the Netherlands. He is responsible for the implementation of Model Driven Architecture and Business Domain Languages.

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JAOO is the premier European developer conference on software technology, methods and best practices. The conference presents in-depth presentations and tutorials by researchers, engineers and trend-setters in software engineering and technology.

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May 15, 2008

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  • Issue with video

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    The video fails halfway through and skips back to the beginning. I would love to see the entire content!

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    E, I can't replicate this problem. I can scroll to any point in the video and it plays fine. Try forwarding the video time index to just after it seems to stop for you?

  • Incredibly irritating breathing, yawning, and whispering, what's going on?

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    The recording picked up a lot of auxiliary sounds from perhaps mostly disinterested staffing?/on-lookers? half way through the video. The noise they make really take away from the video. Can someone please recut the video to get rid of those annoying audio channels?

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