Archive for February, 2010

Pattern-Based Software Dev – Day 4

The material for day 4 focussed on Business Process Modelling. This sits orthogonally to Patterns for e-Business, defining business functions over their architecture. There are two notations for Business Processes put forward – BPMN and UML Use Case/Activity Diagrams. My part of the coursework assignment is to apply BPM to the johnlewis.com some processes on [...]

Posted on February 28, 2010 at 11:05 pm by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Computer Science, MSc

Machine Learning Turing Lecture in Manchester

Dr. Christopher Bishop will be giving the Turing Lecture this year on the topic of Machine Learning. Dr. Bishop is a highly respected figure in the Machine Learning discipline and wrote Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, a great place to start if you’re interested in the subject. It’s certainly on my bookshelf. He’s giving the [...]

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 9:55 am by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Machine Learning, University of Manchester

Pattern-Based Software Dev – Day 3

Today was hand-in day for the first part of this module’s coursework – to design a shop, based on four requirements, using Object-Oriented design principles. Specifically, we had to use the State, Strategy and Item Description patterns, although I also worked in a couple of other patterns I like – Decorator (solves problems of composing [...]

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 12:40 am by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Computer Science, MSc

Pattern-Based Software Dev – Day 2

My Dell Vostro gave up the ghost a couple of days before the Software Development module was about to start. I tried the first day of the course without a laptop, but it wasn’t really working out so I bit the bullet and bought a new machine. I’ve only had it a couple of days, [...]

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 11:36 pm by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: MSc

Pattern-Based Software Dev – Day 1

I got a couple of great surprises this morning on turning up in Manchester for the module starting today. First up, the lectures were originally timetabled for a 9:30am start, and are now timetabled for 11:00am. That gives me loads of time between arriving in Manchester at 08:00 and starting lectures to eat, get to [...]

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Computer Science, MSc