Jezz Santos

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  • Blog Post: FAQ - How does EFx Factory differ from the Web Service Factory?

    Naturally, I get asked this all the time. What are the differences between the 'EFx Factory' and software factories such as the 'Web Service Software Factory' from patterns & practices? [Now, I do need to say this, I do work closely with the patterns & practices teams who built Service Factory...
  • Blog Post: FAQ - Where are my skills going to be required with Software Factories?

    In a previous FAQ we addressed some of the fears that our 'eager-professionals' are likely to have about the introduction of software factories into their projects and organisations. In this post I want to address one of the concerns that the expert solution developers among them and their organisations...
  • Blog Post: FAQ - Why do I need Software Factories?

    OK, so first off I want to address the more personal, individual aspect of this question, rather than the more broader industry angle - which can be found in many other references online and offline (books, articles and the like). These other references describe in detail the drivers for software factories...
  • Blog Post: FAQ - Isn't that MDA?

    Considering the EFx Factory and its core composability features with extensible technology-independent models, a few astute people soon get around to asking the following question: Isn't the EFx Factory just another implementation of MDA? Backgrounder Model Driven Architecture ® (MDA) is a methodology...
  • Blog Post: FAQ - What is a Software Factory?

    The question usually goes something like this: Define what is a Software Factory? Followed by something like this: I built a command line application/a guidance package/a script (make your choice) that code generates some useful component – is that then a software factory too? This one is a real...
  • Blog Post: FAQ - Round-Tripping

    The first question I always get asked: Do you support round-tripping of the generated code your factory creates ? In other words, do you support a developer going into the generated code, modifying it in an arbitrary way, and then read back those code changes and their intended meanings into the models...
  • Blog Post: Software Factories FAQ

    I often get the same basic set of FAQ questions reoccurring when discussing or demonstrating factories to technical focused folk, so much so I thought I'd do a short series on those frequently questions and answers. The idea being to share the thinking behind some of this stuff that may be useful...
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