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Greg Vaughn

Greg Vaughn is a self-titled software craftsman, author and speaker in Dallas, Texas. His background in physics and prototype-based OO lend a different framework for understanding software development issues. He's been immersed in Java since 1997, fondly remembering those early days with jdk 1.2 and swing betas. His interests include refactoring, unit testing, user interface design, and concurrency. He's been known to evangelize agile methods to his co-workers whenever possible.


gvaughn's blog

Naked Objects Exposed

Posted by gvaughn on October 22, 2003 at 2:43 PM PDT

I think I now have a handle on what makes Naked Objects interesting. I had previously perused the site and came to the preliminary conclusion that it's just a generic UI framework.

JMX and Jini

Posted by gvaughn on September 9, 2003 at 7:15 PM PDT

About a month ago, I wrote about using JMX to manage JavaSpaces and Jini services. Now I've found an article by Frank Jennings doing it inside out. He's discovering a JMX server via Jini. I'm glad to see people combining Jini with J2EE.

Mission Impossible: Requirements

Posted by gvaughn on August 13, 2003 at 1:46 PM PDT

Mr. Big Shot at AverageCorp has just given a four sentence vision statement of a new software project. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to understand what in the world he's talking about and make him happy with the resulting software.

This blog entry will self destruct in 30 seconds....

Fundamental Problem with Extreme Programming

Posted by gvaughn on August 11, 2003 at 9:06 PM PDT

Matt Stephens gives some strong arguments against Extreme Programming. It's a long article, but worth a read if there's just something about XP that doesn't feel right to you.

JavaSpaces Still Alive

Posted by gvaughn on July 29, 2003 at 4:53 PM PDT

I've long watched the JavaSpaces and Jini community because it is such a great technology, but sadly from a work experience standpoint, I haven't had a chance to really get my hands dirty. That's still the case, but I have new hope. JPower has released a free (as in beer) JavaSpace JMX component. It runs in any JMX container.

How to Become a Java Guru

Posted by gvaughn on July 16, 2003 at 4:07 PM PDT

I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but hear me out just in case. I'm not speaking from the position of having already achieved guru status, but I think I've got a handle on the path to get there. Correct me if I'm wrong.