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‘Architects’ in agile development

I read a good blog post that basically tries to re-define the common ‘Architect’ role for agile development methodologies. I do agree with his premise, but have a few extra qualifiers I would throw into his statements.

Posted in SoftwareDev

My first attempt at a ‘Web 2.0′ look

If you’re one of the 142 people who have visited my site since its inception last month then you’ve probably noticed that I have changed the theme often. I was trying to find what would fit the times and what

Posted in mikewitters.com, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

Saving planet Earth – Personally and Professionally

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I rented ‘An inconvenient truth’. This is the documentary by Al Gore about global warming. In it, Mr. Gore presents pretty compelling arguments that we are headed towards great peril unless we

Posted in code, java, LifeLessons, SoftwareDev

The Miami University CIT Spring Meeting Details

I’m a member of the Miami University (Ohio) Computer and Information Technology Advisory Council. Basically, we’re a group of people who work in the IT industry that Miami U visits with at least twice a year to discuss curricula, industry

Posted in College, LifeLessons, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

Old Java Dogs… continued

Well, the post on javalobby created quite a stir. There are stirs all the time and I usually don’t even bother opining about them, but as you can see from my previous post this time I did. Two major ideas

Posted in java, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

Old Java Dogs

There was a posting on Javalobby today that interested me. It was basically in response to a post by Yakov Fain, a well known java ‘opinionist’ (my term), where he basically said he didnt want anything new in the Java

Posted in code, java, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

Entering the blogosphere – with purpose.

So why do I blog? Well, a few weeks ago I heard a guy in a podcast or something, can’t remember exactly, say something along the lines of “With the way information is flowing today, and what KIDS just know

Posted in code, EAI, java, LifeLessons, Portal, ProfessionalStuff, SoftwareDev

Resume Writing 101 (says me)

Part of my job at my company is to interview potential employees whose resumes fit a technical profile – basically they’re a Java/WebSphere person (or aspire to be). They range from entry level people (who don’t really fit this blog

Posted in BusinessMgmt, EAI, LifeLessons, SoftwareDev

Development Guidlines for recent project

At one of my clients we were seeing the occasional spike in memory usage of their portal server. We’ve even seen some of the dreaded OutOfMemoryErrors. Most of the memory growth was natural – due to the growing usage of

Posted in code, java, Portal, SoftwareDev

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