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Blog Archive for johnreynolds during March 2006

Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ken Orr (of Warnier-Orr Diagram fame) to discuss his views on software design and on what programmers really need to know. In the 1970's, Ken Orr expanded on Jean-Dominique Warnier's methodology to develop Data Structured System Design (DSSD). DSSD is primarilly a data driven methodology for designing systems with (gasp!) direct user...
My father ran a small-town employee credit union in the 1960s and early 70s when most small organizations still used paper to store their records. Information for each account at the credit union was kept on large sheets of card stock. When a deposit or a withdrawal or a loan payment was made, or when interest was accrued, my father would retrieve these paper records, insert them into a...
In response to my SOA/ESB Level Set blog entry, I got the following question from cparziale: "In researching esb direction, I'm trying to assess if a "service bus" is a just another service 'on the side' of the primary services, to be used when needed, like UDDI, or if it will become a physical mediator of all service consumer-provider conversations. I ask because I'm trying to visualise what...