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William C. Wake

William C. Wake is an independent software consultant, coach, and trainer. His interests include agile methods, impossible objects, and games and simulations for teaching. He's been using Java since 1.0.2. Bill is the author of the 'Refactoring Workbook' and 'Extreme Programming Explored.' His web home is at


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Posted by wwake on November 20, 2003 at 7:43 PM PST

The OOPSLA conference - "Object Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications," was held in Anaheim, CA in October '03.

In some ways, the conference feels more comfortable than innovative. It's nice to see old friends and visit with new people.

Greetings, and NASAGA

Posted by wwake on October 26, 2003 at 8:00 PM PST

This is my first blog post, so let me start with a brief introduction.

I teach and coach in agile software methods. My use of Java in the last couple years has mostly been as a tool for teaching and learning about refactoring. Before that, I was mostly doing web and server-side Java work.