Tag Archives: software engineering

Software for Managing Chaos

Workers in highly volatile contexts are best supported by software that implements generic communication or selfmanagement functionality. Like ACM systems do. Continue reading

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1 + x = 3 as a Query

Strongly reduced recap of basic software engineering concepts: Query, Result Set, Requirement. Continue reading

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What kind of Computer Science matters?

Just came across Why Computer Science Matters? by Vugranam Sreedhar. He observes a decline in real computer scientists in favour of ‘commodity programmers’. Basically, I have to (sad but true) agree here, and would like to take a closer look … Continue reading

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Modelling with Classes: Square and Rectangle revisited

Classic problem in class-modelling: how to express that a square is a special kind of rectangle? In order to deepen understanding, let us scrutinize the situation a bit closer here, using logical/ structural foundations of modelling: Continue reading

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Craftsman or Engineer?

A lot has been written on the differences between Craftsman and Engineer. Recently I came across a simple example by Hofstadter & Sander, that nicely shows the basic difference in thinking: Continue reading

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Abstraction makes the Engineer

From my own experience I may say, what separates the engineer from the craftsman is clearly the ability to abstract. Continue reading

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Sorry, I’m not infinite, I’m just complex

While dealing with infinity is more about the existence of a solution dealing with complexity is mainly about finding the optimal effort/ benefit trade-off … really? Continue reading

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Modelling and Abstraction on Twitter in 2012 (so far)

Some tweets I enjoyed, on Model Thinking, Open Access, Modelling and Software Engineering Continue reading

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Modelling Abstraction etc in 2011

Just reviewed my Twitter timeline of 2011: … (tweets, links, and wisdoms of the year) Continue reading

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Complexity Aware Modelling I

Wow – I discovered that beyond the actual technology there is something called business logic, and – most surprising – it was not trivial! (on Complexity Aware Modelling) Continue reading

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