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Many of the challenges currently facing software developers are symptoms of problems with software development practices. Software Factories solves these problems by integrating critical innovations that have been proven over the last ten years but have not yet been brought together.
A team of industry experts led by Jack Greenfield explains that a Software Factory is a configuration of languages, patterns, frameworks, and tools that can be used to rapidly and cost-effectively produce an open-ended set of unique variants of a standard product.
Their ground-breaking methodology promises to industrialize software development, first by automating software development within individual organizations, and then by connecting these processes across organizational boundaries to form supply chains that distribute cost and risk. Featuring an example introduced in the first chapter and revisited throughout the book, the authors explain such topics as:
KEITH SHORT (Redmond, WA) is an Architect for Visual Studio Team System. He is responsible for strategy and architecture for enterprise tools at Microsoft.
STEVE COOK (Canterbury, UK) is an Architect for Visual Studio Team System. He was formerly an IBM Distinguished Engineer and a major contributor to UML and UML2.
STUART KENT (Bishop’s Stortford, UK) is a Program Manager for Visual Studio Team System. He focuses on modeling technology and is an internationally recognized authority on UML.
An often referenced book. Full of practical tips and suggestions. The emphasis on Microsoft tools and development environments was of little value to me. Read morePublished 7 months ago by CyberFonic
It doesn't seem quite fair to review a book published in 2004 that never really caught on. It easy to see why their ideas never gained any traction. Read morePublished on December 31, 2012 by Michael Bonar
This explains the "excellence" of enterprise garbage such as ClearCase, ClearQuest, and etc. Run away from this nonsense and read something more modern, something that doesn't rob... Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by R B
One of the biggest books I've recently read. And I would say that the preliminary analysis on software re-usability and quality is even more significant part than the idea of... Read morePublished on November 4, 2010 by venticello
I have been following Domain Specific Languages (DSL) and model-driven development for some time. Software Factories (SF) seem to be one of the first development process framework... Read morePublished on September 2, 2008 by Petr Hejda
This book is interesting but it is poorly organized. It seems that ideas are mixed, and chapters repeat the same ideas again and again, sometimes calling them in different way.Published on May 6, 2008 by Victor A
This book provided insightful coverage of what I think is a fascinating topic. THe author organizes the material in a logical manner making it easy to transition from one topic to... Read morePublished on July 7, 2006 by Jeff Sinclair, Sr. Consultant
With four authors the writing is a bit varied toward the middle to the end, but overall this book is just plain boring; I find this to be a fascinating subject and even I was... Read morePublished on April 29, 2006 by A Student
First, the Software Factories concept is great in some points while it combines model driven design and domain specific languages. Read morePublished on March 1, 2006 by Phillip Calcado Vilar Souza