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Saturday, January 28, 2006

The Secret

Blaine knows the secret...

Accidental architectures arise from information exposure. Knowing what to expose and what to hide takes thought and planning in design. It just doesn't happen.
This applies not just to an isolated software application. This applies to an entire enterprise information system. Eliminating unnecessary dependencies among components is the key to managable evolution of software systems.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Abstracting Over Time

Motz writes about a recent talk by Richard Gabriel, including better abstractions for time...

there is nothing like abstracting over time (mp3) which leads to a system that - compared with the real world - would mean that "if you go to the beach, you would need a place in your brain that let you remember that you went to the beach".

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Portland, Oregon, United States
I'm usually writing from my favorite location on the planet, the pacific northwest of the u.s. I write for myself only and unless otherwise specified my posts here should not be taken as representing an official position of my employer. Contact me at my gee mail account, username patrickdlogan.