February 01, 2005

Random quickies

World of Warcraft is possibly the most addictive game created. Apple's new Powerbooks have 128mb video memory, which is tempting me to upgrade so I can get just that extra bit of texture detail...

I submitted (with a collegue) a presentation to JavaOne 2005. It will be on "advanced SOA" (whatever that means), particularly focused on legacy systems integration. It may show up on dev2dev this Summer as well. Fingers crossed!

I've been doing a lot of reading on "lean development" and "lean manufacturing", something I got into after reading Mary Poppendieck's book, followed by Michael Kennedy's book on Toyota's product dev process. The latter is as much of an eye opener has Goldratt's "The Goal" was years ago. I'm particularly reflecting on how this relates to the IT trends that I'm most enamoured with.. web services and agile methods.

Posted by stu at February 1, 2005 10:46 AM