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Steve Cook, Microsoft Corporation

Steve  Cook Steve Cook is a Software Architect in the Enterprise Frameworks and Tools group in Microsoft Visual Studio which he joined at the beginning of 2003. Previously he was a Distinguished Engineer at IBM, whom he represented in the UML 2.0 specification process at the OMG. He has worked in the IT industry for almost 30 years, as architect, programmer, author, team leader, consultant and teacher. He was one of the first people to introduce object-oriented programming into the UK, and has worked with languages, methods and tools for modelling since the early 1990s. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Software and Systems Modeling Journal, a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society, and holds an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from De Montford University.

Presentation: "Software Factories: Assembling Applications with Patterns, Models, Frameworks and Tools"

Track:   Domain-Driven Development

Time: Tuesday 15:45 - 16:30

Location: Nortvegia

Abstract: The development of information systems is getting increasingly complex as they become more and more widely distributed and pervasive in influence. End-users expect these systems to be useful, reliable, fast, available, scalable, and secure even in the face of unpredictable demand and unreliable network connections. To help achieve this we would like to apply to software some of the techniques learned in manufacturing reliable consumer products, such as automating repetitive tasks, gaining economies of scope through product families, and developing stable value chains to distribute cost and risk. This talk discusses the concepts and tooling needed to accomplish these goals.