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    CONTENTS: ** EVENTS ** EUROPE ** ** BOOKS ** ** EVENTS ** USA ** ** CALL FOR SPEAKERS ** EUROPE ** CALL FOR SPEAKERS ** USA ** HUMOUR ** ** OTHER INFORMATION -
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      CONTENTS:
      ** EVENTS ** EUROPE **
      ** BOOKS **
      ** EVENTS ** USA **
      ** CALL FOR SPEAKERS ** EUROPE
      ** CALL FOR SPEAKERS ** USA
      ** HUMOUR **
      ** OTHER INFORMATION - MAGAZINES, WHITEPAPERS ... **

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      ** EVENTS ** EUROPE **
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      Enterprise Architect Conference
      Arts Hotel, Barcelona - Nov 6-8 2005
      http://www.ftponline.com/conferences/eas/barcelona/
      Quote ref: EASMC

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      Architectural Reference Model for Enterprise Applications
      2 Day Course.
      Jan 2006
      London UK
      www.ratio.co.uk/ARM%20-%20Course%20Outline.pdf
      email: info AT ratio.co.uk
      See related article:
      http://www.ftponline.com/ea/magazine/summer2005/features/mcollinscope
      /

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      8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
      23 - 27, May 2006
      Paphos - Cyprus
      http://www.iceis.org/cfp.htm

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      Fourth International Symposium on Formal Methods for Components and
      Objects (FMCO 2005)
      DATES 1 - 4 November 2005
      Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      http://fmco.liacs.nl/fmco05.html


      ** BOOKS **
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      *** Essential Skills for Agile Development ***

      This book has an elegant yet highly effective minimalist style.
      Rather than long theoretical discussion the book does what it does
      by example - and there's plenty of example code given.
      Overall the book covers many topics and issues related to agile
      software development, including: keeping code fit;
      handling inappropriate references; seperating database, UI and
      domain logic;
      unit testing and acceptance testing amongst others.The reason this
      book is to be recommended to developers,
      is that even if you're not doing full on "agile" development,
      there's still plenty of useful material in it.
      The lack of hype is also refreshing - the book focuses on examples
      and shows good solutions. You should get it!
      http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-
      /9993776726/ratiogroupltd-20/qid=1128944604/sr=8-
      1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/002-3185742-7805624?
      v=glance&s=books&n=507846


      *** Agile Development with Iconix Process ***
      "… because of this, we have been able to consistently deliver great
      software based on the original core time-after-time …"
      "the authors … identify an `essential' list of agile practices to
      follow, including aggressive testing and frequent small releases …"
      "… it is indeed rare for this level of detail to be given to a
      single example …"
      "… finally a real world example with real-world solutions…"
      (extracts from amazon.com)

      http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1590594649/ratiogroupltd-20?
      creative=327641&camp=14573&link_code=as1


      *** Agile and Iterative Development, A Manager's Guide ***
      Using statistically significant research and large-scale case
      studies, noted methods
      expert Craig Larman presents the most convincing case ever made for
      iterative development.
      Larman offers a concise, information-packed summary of the key ideas
      that drive all agile and iterative processes,
      with the details of four noteworthy iterative methods: Scrum, XP,
      RUP, and Evo.
      This book is a must if you need to get a grip on the spectrum of
      agile development techniques out there.
      http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-
      /0131111558//ratiogroupltd-20/qid=1128944877/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-
      3185742-7805624?v=glance&s=books


      ** EVENTS ** USA **
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      29th Internationalization & Unicode Conference
      March 6-8, 2006
      San Francisco, California, USA
      http://www.unicodeconference.org/IUC29call

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      SD WEST 2006
      Santa Clara Convention Center
      Santa Clara, CA
      March 13-17, 2006
      http://www.cmpevents.com/SDw6/a.asp?option=C

      ***

      15th International Conference
      on Software Engineering and Data Engineering
      (SEDE-2006)
      Los Angeles, California
      July 6-8, 2006
      http://www.cnsqa.com/spw2006/jsp/html/spw/callforpapers.jsp

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      Software Test and Performance Conference
      http://www.stpcon.com/
      NOVEMBER 1-3, 2005
      ROOSEVELT HOTEL
      New York City

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      IEEE Software Architecture Conference.
      (WICSA) November 6-9, 2005
      http://sunset.usc.edu/~softarch/wicsa5/


      ** CALL FOR SPEAKERS ** EUROPE
      ******************************
      Call for Speakers
      Software Developer Conference
      May 15 and 16, 2006
      Papendal Convention Center
      Arnhem, The Netherlands
      http://www.sdc.nl/


      ** CALL FOR SPEAKERS ** USA
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      SD BEST PRACTICES 2006
      Hynes Convention Center
      Boston, MA
      September 11-14, 2006
      Call for Abstracts will open January 2006
      http://www.sdexpo.com/

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      Call for Papers
      International Symposium on
      Software Testing and Analysis
      Portland, Maine
      July 17-20 2006
      http://www.cis.udel.edu/~gibson/issta/cfp.html

      ***

      Call for Papers
      15th International Conference
      on Software Engineering and Data Engineering
      Software Process Change - Meeting the Challenge
      (SEDE-2006)
      Los Angeles, California
      July 6-8, 2006
      http://www.cnsqa.com/spw2006/jsp/html/spw/callforpapers.jsp



      ** HUMOUR **
      ************

      "It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to
      students that have had prior exposure
      to BASIC; as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated
      beyond hope of regeneration."
      -Dijkstra

      ""The primary purpose of the DATA statement is to give names to
      constants; instead of
      referring to pi as 3.141592653589793 at every appearance, the
      variable PI can be given
      that value with a DATA statement and used instead of the longer form
      of the constant.
      This also simplifies modifying the program, should the value of pi
      change."
      - FORTRAN manual for Xerox computers

      "C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot. C++ makes it
      harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg."
      - Bjarne Stroustrup

      Star Trek:
      Riker [puzzled]
      - What the hell is Microsoft?
      Data [turns to explain]
      - Allow me to explain. We will send this program, for some reason
      called Windows, through the Borg command pathways. Once inside their
      root command unit, it will begin consuming system resources at an
      unstoppable rate.
      Picard:
      - But the Borg have the ability to adapt. Won't they alter their
      processing systems to increase their storage capacity?
      Data:
      Yes, Captain. But when Windows detects this, it creates a new
      version of itself known as an upgrade.
      The use of resources increases exponentially with each
      iteration. The Borg will not be able to adapt quickly enough.
      Eventually all of their processing ability will be taken over
      and none will be available for their normal operational functions.
      Picard:
      - Excellent work. This is even better than that unsolvable
      geometric shape idea.


      ** OTHER INFORMATION **
      ***********************
      OBJECTIVE VIEW ISSUE 8 - AGILE DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL

      Kent Tong on Turning Comments into Code
      Elfreide Dustin on Unit Testing
      Tim Mackinnon on Agile Project Retrospectives
      Scott Ambler with the latest update on Agile Model Driven Development
      Doug Rosenbert and Matt Stephens on Combining UML with TDD
      see www.ratio.co.uk/objectiveview.html

      ***

      Call for Award Nominations -
      28th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'2006)
      http://www.isr.uci.edu/icse-06/

      ***

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