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Day: October 30, 2006

… to the Alexandria you are losing.

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In re: http://cavafis.compupress.gr/kave_20.htm So at my last day at Melbourne Uni (16 years all up, but who’s counting), I adjourn for one last beer or two with a couple of colleagues at the Lincoln, have some very fancy bangers and mash, and hie me thence at 9:30 so I can make it to Readings before […]

Review: Pulier & Taylor. Understanding Enterprise SOA.

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In re: http://www.manning.com/pulier/ I understand it, enough already! The content of the first half of the book could have been done in twenty pages, and I’m not convinced there’s much in there that isn’t already in Wikipedia. The authors admit to having committed hype in their past, and their hyping of SOA is still more […]

Review: Robertson & Robertson: Mastering the Requirements Process

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In re: http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Requirements-Process-Suzanne-Robertson/dp/0201360462 A nicely methodical textbook, with overview, step-by-step breakdowns, and some needed contextualisation. The authors are sympathetic to agile development, and tailor their advice to analysts going down that path; but they recognise the tension between agile development and explicit requirements, and insist that requirements come from the whiteboard, not the keyboard, even […]

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