Month: March 2009

The DCI Architecture

Trygve Reenskaug is still active, although approaching 80, and I am actively reading his articles on his website. His work has been undervalued, at least in my country. Trygve has been one of the first people actually thinking about object oriented modelling and design, and his work on OORAM (role oriented modelling) is groundbreaking. Together with Jim Coplien, whom I often refer to as one of the few computer people who actually understand metaprogramming, he is currently working on an approach...

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Metaphors can blind our understanding

In my country, The Netherlands, a discussion between creationism and evolutionism has been rekindled. In this blog I want to share with you a few observations. I think this event is of interest to anyone involved in requirements engineering because it shows that we can become blind in our understanding if we are not aware of the metaphors that colour our vision. Curious enough the discussion was prompted by a private initiative to distribute door-to-door a folder that attempts to...

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