Michael Platt's WebLog

Computer Engineering

May, 2004

  • Team System (Burton)

    At last Burton has been announced at teched. It is such a new and important element to our tools strategy going forward I just have to blog about it (along with the rest of the world!). For all you lucky people at tech ed the main sessions covering...
  • Software Factories resources

    I am in the process of writing the inaugural edition of the UK architecture newsletter due out in May(!) and was scratching my head as to what article or theme to lead with. Looking back over my Blog at possible topic areas I decided that Software Factories...
  • Software Factories and Product Lines

    Software Factories and Product lines are important concepts in software engineering for improving productivity and quality. This page covers the resources and infromation available around Software Factories. Simple introductions to software product...
  • MDA, SOA and Grid: A New Model for Computing

    After my blog about grid a couple of days ago I have been putting in a lot more thought about Grid and the other two main buzz areas in enterprise computing; MDA and SOA. I am gradually coming to the conclusion that these map onto the three main areas...
  • Software Factories

    Software factories have been around for some time now originating from work done at the SEI. http://www.sei.cmu.edu/plp/plp_init.html Recently Keith Short and Jack Greenfield from the VS Enterprise Tools group have been writing a book on the subject...
  • Modelling and MDA

    Cracking article and discussion around Modeling, MDA and the issues of OMG’s implementation on the Server Side at http://www.theserverside.com/articles/article.tss?l=MDA_Haywood The discussion thread is also well worth reading. http...
  • Grid

    Yesterday I was an all day Architect Council Meeting about Grid. We had the Head of Microsoft Research in the UK , Two professors from Southampton University and an Architect from a major Bank who had implemented a huge grid application. I have been looking...
  • Objects, Components, Models and Services

    I was in a meeting with a group of architects the other day (should that be a gaggle of architects? Or perhaps a whoop!) about SOA. Everyone was pretty much in agreement about what it was and when it should be used so in order to liven things up I threw...
  • Hijacking

    I don’t know about you but as to the vast majority of my family and friends I “do something with computers” I get called upon to explain / fix / update all sorts of device, hardware, software and applications. Whilst this can be good...