Erich Gamma, Distinguished Engineer, IBM

Erich Gamma

Biography: Erich Gamma

Erich Gamma is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Rational Software's Zurich lab. He is the technical lead of Rational’s Collaborative Application Life Cycle Management effort. Previously he was the technical lead of Rational Team Concert. Erich  was the original lead of the Eclipse Java development environment and was one of the leaders of the Eclipse project. He  is also a member of the Gang of Four, which is known for its classical book, Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Erich has collaborated with Kent Beck on developing JUnit, the de facto standard testing tool for Java software, and on writing the book contributing to Eclipse: Principles, Patterns, and Plug-ins.
Twitter: @erichgamma

Presentation: "Living Architectures - From Eclipse to Jazz"

Track: HOT SPEAKERS FROM BIG COMPANIES / Time: Tuesday 10:15 - 11:15 / Location: Lille Sal, Musikhuset

This presentation describes our architectural evolution from Eclipse to Jazz. Eclipse provides a plug-in architecture that enables seamless integration of desktop tools. Jazz is an integration architecture that supports the integration of new but also of existing software lifecycle tools implemented in various technologies. Both efforts share the goal to enable rich integration with loose coupling. The Jazz integration architecture is based on a RESTful architecture enabling integration at different levels. Our integration approach leverages open initiatives like Open Social and Open Services for Life Cycle Collaboration.