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  1. WICSA 2009 Early Bird Registration Closes Soon

    August 6, 2009

    The WICSA 2009 early bird registration prices are only available until August 15th, so if you’re planning to come to the conference, now is a good time to register! Hope to see you there. Also we now have a great group of sponsors but if your organisation is interested in sponsoring the event and reaching…

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  2. Mac Finance Packages

    August 6, 2009

    Recently I decided that I really should be tracking my finances using a dedicated package, as I’ve been using online banking and Excel to do this for quite a while and it seems like there must be a better way. I use Macs at home for most jobs and so I decided to find a…

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  3. WICSA 2009 is Coming

    July 12, 2009

    After what seems like an age of planning and preparation, the WICSA 2009 conference is finally approaching. The event will be held in Cambridge (in the UK) in September, from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th, at Robinson College (which apparently is one of the new ones, so quite comfortable!) WICSA is the only specialist software…

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  4. Running a session at miniSPA 2009

    July 12, 2009

    Along with my co-presenters, Nick Rozanski and Andy Longshaw, I’ll be re-running a shortened version of our Design Principles – Mining Pattern DNA session at miniSPA this week on 15th July. The miniSPA conference is a one day “taster” event to let people see why the main SPA Conference is such a great event for…

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  5. Speaking at SPA2009

    February 20, 2009

    It’s Spring so the BCS SPA Group‘s annual conference must be approaching!  The most stimulating conference I go to regularly, SPA is a great event with a long and successful history.  For this year’s conference I’m running a workshop on mining design principles from patterns, with Nick Rozanski and Andy Longshaw.  The conference is a…

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  6. Speaking at QCON London 2009

    February 19, 2009

    I’m very pleased to be able to announce that I’m speaking at QCON London 2009 in March, at the QE2 Conference Centre.  My talk is on Thursday afternoon as part of the Architectures you Always Wondered About track, hosted by Floyd Marinescu. Unusually for me, I’m talking about the Apex system that I’m the architect…

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  7. Oracle on OS/X – Part 2

    February 19, 2009

    In the first part of this article, I explained how to get VirtualBox running on an Intel Mac with Ubuntu server installed and running as the operating system. However, the point of all of this is to get an Oracle XE server running on the Mac so in this second installment, I’ll explain the remaining…

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  8. Oracle on OS/X – Part 1

    February 17, 2009

    [Update on 2010/4/9: Scott Ball has written a nice update to this with some really useful additional information, particularly if you want to use Ubuntu 9.x … his post is here. — E.] I’ve been using an Apple Mac Book Pro as my private laptop for a couple of years and it’s a great machine…

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  9. Welcome to my blog

    February 7, 2009

    Somehow I wasn’t expecting to say “welcome to my blog” as I’ve held out for a long time against the rising tide of blogging and just maintained a standard boring (but popular) personal web site and another site for the software architecture book I wrote with Nick Rozanski.  But I keep finding things that I…

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