March, 2005

  • Keith Short's Blog

    Software Factory Elevator Story

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    To start the ball rolling, I thought I’d write down the Software Factory elevator story. People are always asking us “Can you please just quickly summarize what one is?” That’s right, boil down a 600 page book, and thousands of words in white papers and...
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    SD Magazine Jolt Productivity Award 2005

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    Wow! We heard that our Software Factories book was awarded a “Productivity Award” in the General Books Category at the Software Development Magazine Jolt Awards last week. http://www.sdmagazine.com/pressroom/jolt_winners_2005.pdf This is a great honor...
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    On Definitions

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    In Steve Cook’s interview, Steve gives a great one sentence definition of a Software Factory. I realize I should have provided a one sentence definition as part of my “elevator story” posted earlier. I was inspired by Steve’s statement to dig out an earlier...
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    Restarting My Blog

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    It’s been a long time since I wrote to my blog. This posting is my restart. One of the reasons I’ve been so quiet is that I’ve been involved in some start up projects here at Microsoft that we are not yet ready to blog about. These have taken quite a...
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    Steve Cook on Software Factories and DSLs

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    Steve Cook , my colleague based in Cambridge , UK , has just posted a very interesting interview with journalist Matt Nicholson: http://dnjonline.com/article.aspx?ID=mar05_stevecook It comes complete with a rather fetching picture of Steve at his desk...
  • Keith Short's Blog

    Restarting My Blog

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    It’s been a long time since I wrote to my blog. This posting is my restart. One of the reasons I’ve been so quiet is that I’ve been involved in some start up projects here at Microsoft that we are not yet ready to blog about. These have taken quite a...
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