Professional Development Seminars
|Aspect Oriented Programming for Java||Saturday, November 16, 2002 - 9:00am||Gregor Kiczales and Ron Bodkin||
Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) allows developers to create clearer, cleaner, and more flexible software. AOP makes it possible to centralize code in a single class that typically would be spread across many classes when implementing features such as logging, standards enforcement, security, and testing. This difference allows increased productivity, and results in more flexible and higher quality software.
|Crossing the Requirements-Design Chasm||Saturday, November 2, 2002 - 9:00am||Steve Donelow||
Gathering requirements is one of the most critical stages in the software lifecycle, although requirements gathering in the real-world is usually an unrepeatable, ad-hoc process because most formal methods are too complex, too costly, or fail to capture the right information. Here's a very common scenario: "Just tell us what you want", says the IT developer. "Just tell me what you need to know", responds the business user.
|Recent Breakthroughs in Web Site Usability Research||Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 9:00am||Jared M. Spool and Christine Perfetti||
The seminar presents some of the recent breakthroughs that have occurred in the area of web site usability. User Interface Engineering is a leading producer of breakthrough web site research and they have focused their work on understanding just what it takes to make web sites more usable.
|Simplified XML Programming in Water||Saturday, May 4, 2002 - 9:00am||Christopher Fry & Mike Plusch||
Water is a new programming language designed specifically for XML and secure distributed programming. It significantly reduces the complexity of building web applications. Water has one simple and concise representation for data, logic, and presentation. The language has a concise XML syntax and unifies existing web standards incl