MiniPLoP Brasil 2011

MiniPLoP

MiniPLoP 2011

Software developers have long observed that certain patterns recur and endure across different applications and systems. The growing interest in Design Patterns, Architectural Patterns, Analysis Patterns, Pedagogical Patterns, and so on, represents an effort to catalog and better communicate knowledge, providing handbooks of proven solutions to common problems.

MiniPLoP brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners whose interests span a remarkably broad range of topics and who share an interest in exploring the power of the pattern form. MiniPLoP invites you to add your expertise to the growing corpus of patterns. MiniPLoP focuses on improving the expression of patterns. You will have the opportunity to refine and extend your patterns with the help from knowledgeable and sympathetic fellow pattern enthusiasts. You will also be able to discuss applications of patterns in industry and academia.
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How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity

I’ve just read an excellent article from the Harvard Business review magazine: “How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity”. The article is written by Ed Catmull, the cofounder of Pixar and the president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios. He describes how is the creation process of Pixar movies, and how this process changed and evolved since Toy Story, the first movie from Pixar.

There are some points in the article I’d like to highlight.

What is creativity?

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More about CHOReOS

The CHOReOS Solution

CHOReOS will implement a framework for scalable choreography development. The goal is to enable domain experts to develop decentralized ultra-large scale (ULS) solutions composed of heterogeneous services that are adaptable and QoS (Quality-of-Service) aware. Prior to this, these solutions were only possible with the support of dedicated IT professionals to provide the skills needed for architectural design and software engineering.
CHOReOS will deliver formally grounded abstractions and models, dynamic choreography-centric development processes, governance and service-oriented middleware manipulated via an Integrated Development Runtime Environment (IDRE) aimed at overcoming the ULS impact on software system development.
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What is CHOReOS?

Next month I’ll start my PhD program @ University of São Paulo.

I’ll work on a project called CHOReOS – Large Scale Choreographies for the Future Internet. People are asking me what is this project, what I will study, what exactly I’ll do and I have a simple answer to these questions: I don’t know. I mean, I don’t know exactly. But I know it’s cool and that I will be involved with great people. That’s enough.
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Technology Glossary

Here’s a small table of many terms I’ll have to be used to in my PhD program, which starts on the next month. It’s just a small part of hundreds of abbreviations we software developers have to deal with on our daily work. Please comment down if you have suggestions to add to this table. I’m sure every person can add at least 30 itens to this table:

a.k.a. Also known as
API Application Programming Interface

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