ISESE 2006

On Tuesday 26 September I got back from Rio de Janeiro, after having attended ISERN (a research network), IASESE (a school), and ISESE (a conference). A full week of empirical software engineering goodness, but sadly not much spare time to look around Rio. ISESE (the International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering) was the main reason …

Strategies for Reuse

Josef Nedstam and I have finally had our paper Evolving Strategies for Software Architecture and Reuse accepted for publication, in the Journal Software Process: Improvement and Practice. It’s been through a couple of iterations/submissions, but from go-to-whoa it will have taken about 3 years to see this published from when we first wrote it. It’s …

F# Sample – Events, and .net Firebird

Michael left a comment, calling for some sample F# source code. Don’s already provided some samples on-line as part of the F# documentation, and there are a large number of samples in the F# distribution, so look there first! But I thought I’d put up a sample of my own too. This is a GUI …

Looking at F#

In my “copious spare time” over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been using the new F# language out of Microsoft Research. It looks great. The F# language has a rock-solid heritage, from the ML family of functional programming languages. So, you get higher-order functions, strong typing with type inference, parametric polymorphism, closures, datatypes, and …

Spicy Ghost

My supplies of the chilli-and-lime lager are getting lower now, and it’s also about time to lay something down for Spring. I was hoping to do a wheat beer, but my local supermarkets weren’t stocking those. Instead I’ve just put on a “wheat inspired” draught beer – Cascade’s Spicy Ghost. I added Coopers Brew Enhancer …

ASWEC 2006

Last Friday afternoon, Ian Gorton wrapped up the four days of the Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC) 2006 programme with a simple closing address. It was a huge week, and fantastic to see it all go off so well. Kudos to Ian – the conference general chair – for making it all happen. Jun Han …

Study of Adoption of CMM-based SPI

NICTA has published a technical report (PDF here) containing the details of a systematic review of reasons why organizations adopt CMM-based SPI, which I co-authored with Mahmood Niazi. At the recent NICTA Software Engineering breakfast seminars I spoke about some of the results from this systematic review. Systematic review is a methodology for finding, collating, …

Categories

I’ve added “Software” and “Homebrew” categories to cover most of the posts I’ve made so far. It’s not turning out to be a high-volume blog, but at least it will be a slightly better organized one now.

Software Engineering Breakfast Seminar

I just got back from a roadshow talking to people around Australia about some results from a couple of research projects that we’re wrapping up at NICTA. It was the first in a series of breakfast seminars that researchers in our group will be doing over the coming year. It was all good. The organization …