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Please sign the open source letter to President Obama

February 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This morning Stuart Cohen (CEO, Collaborative Software Initiative) and I published an open source letter to President Obama, urging him to consider the role open source software will play in the various technology initiatives that are part of the pending economic stimulus. Co-signers of the letter include executives from a variety of companies in the […]

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Tags: Architecture · Development

Where Does Technical Debt Come From?

May 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Matt Heusser and I were discussing his upcoming Workshop on Technical Debt, at which I hope to be speaking in August, and we came up with several interesting ways that technical debt is created. Hacks create technical debt by ignoring principles of good software development in favor of quick, easy fixes This is the obvious […]

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Tags: Architecture · Information Technology Trends · Project Management

Testing an SOA

February 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Mike Kelly and I recently did a webinar on testing service oriented architectures. If you’re interested in this topic, you can access it through this link. One of the funnest parts of doing this webinar was producing the artwork for the slides. For reasons I explain in the presentation, I wanted three photographs of spaghetti: […]

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Tags: Architecture

The $100,000,000 Canonical Model

September 11th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Once upon a time (1999) a bright guy had a bright idea. “If we expose our back office capabilities as services,” he said, “the business will be able to use them to deploy new capabilities quickly in ways we can’t imagine today.” People listened, and before long this bright guy (not me) had a small […]

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Tags: Architecture