Seventy-three cities across fourteen countries.
I finally completed a first pass at the various locations I expect to visit during the production of the Handbook. Happily, many of these cities are clustered together, so it's not like I'll require 73 separate trips; it's also the case that a few of these projects may not require face-to-face meetings and virtually all of them I'll use to support local field engagements for my day job at IBM. Assuming you are logged in to the Handbook you can view these locations by city or by map. I'm relatively pleased with the distribution of these systems over the globe (I'm still looking in India). I've six systems unaccounted for yet, though I have some candidate projects I'm considering in the domain of insurance, DNA matching, P2P, viruses, printer drivers, and war gaming.[Read More]
Software architecture, software engineering, and Renaissance Jazz
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Mike Devlin, Rational's co-founder and fearless leader for some 25 years, has decided to retire. I've known Mike for over 30 years; he and I graduated from the US Air Force Academy (class of '77) where we were both computer science majors. I wish him much happiness. Mike shepherded Rational from a tiny hardware company that built an Ada machine (that in turn existed solely to host an amazingly advanced software development environment) to a public company to now an IBM division. Mike's work has made a fundamental difference to our industry. Thank you, Mike, it's been an amazing journey.
You can read more about Mike's retirement at eWeek.[Read More]