Aug 22, 2010
Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 96!
The Software Process and Measurement Cast this week features an in interview with Bertrand Meyer. Bertand and I discussed his ideas on SEMAT and why IT and Academia need to find a common ground to share ideas and knowledge.
Bertrand Meye has been Professor of Software Engineering at ETH Zürich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology since October 2001, where he pursues research on building trusted components (reusable software elements) with a guaranteed level of quality.
Dr. Meyer pursues the ideal of simple, elegant and user-friendly computer languages and is one of the earliest and most vocal proponents of object-oriented programming (OOP). His book Object-Oriented Software Construction is widely considered to be the best work on presenting the case for OOP. Other books he has written include Eiffel: The Language (a description of the Eiffel language), Object Success (a discussion of object technology for managers), Reusable Software (a discussion of reuse issues and solutions), Introduction to the Theory of Programming Languages and Touch of Class. He has authored numerous articles and edited conference proceedings.
He is the initial designer of the Eiffel method and language and has continued to participate in its evolution, and is the originator of the Design by Contract development method.
His experiences with object technology through the Simula language, as well as early work on abstract data types and formal specification (including the Z notation), provided some of the background for the development of Eiffel. Eiffel has been influential in the development of other languages including Java, C# and Python.
Bertand is one of the troika of thought leaders that have brought SEMAT to the world.
See Bertand's website for more information and contact data: http://se.ethz.ch/~meyer/
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Conferences and Speaking Engagements in 2010 (To Date)
ISMA Cinco in Sao Paulo September 13-15. I will be one of the featured speakers. THe title of the presentation is Function Points: Past, Present and Future. The website to get more information is http://www.ifpug.org/conferences/ I hope to see you there!
SPaMCAST 97 will feature another essay from the Metrics Minute on Time-to-Market.