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Kevlin Henney, Patterns, Programming, Practice and Process

 Kevlin  Henney

Kevlin is an independent consultant and trainer based in the UK. His development interests are in patterns, programming, practice and process. He has been a columnist for various magazines and web sites, including Better Software, The Register, Application Development Advisor, Java Report and the C/C++ Users Journal. Kevlin is co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages, two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series. He is also editor of the 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know site and book.

Presentation: "Putting the "re" into Architecture"

Time: Wednesday 14:05 - 15:05

Location: Elizabeth Windsor, Fifth Floor


A sustainable software architecture is an ideal that many hope for or plan for but often fall short of. Architectural stagnation and drift is often blamed on many things, often reflecting a subtly held belief that if only it weren't for change or for deadlines all would be well.

Change and deadlines, however, are the lifeblood and drivers of any development project. The idea of a static or controlled architecture may be the problem. So what can be done to keep the architecture alive using the mixed uncertainties and certainties of development? Refactoring, recovery, re-envisioning, retrospection, re-engineering, repair and many other activities beginning with re- will be explored in this talk.

Presentation: "It Is Possible to Do Object-Oriented Programming in Java"

Time: Friday 12:05 - 13:05

Location: Elizabeth Windsor, Fifth Floor

OO means different things to different people, but they normally focus on defining terms such as encapsulation, polymorphism and inheritance, and talk about data abstraction, abstract data types and so on. In this talk we take a brief look at what one particular view of OO suggests and what it means for regular Java programmers and their practice.