I welcome our readers to another year of the Journal of Object
Technology, JOT. I look forward to the continuing input of
high-quality manuscripts and welcome previous as well as new
writers. We will continue
to review submissions within a month and strive to publish
accepted papers in less than a year. Please send JOT manuscripts
to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles Ashbacher has again contributed
his “Best Books for 2005” column
that we have come to expect as each year ends. I think you will
find his recommendations interesting.
Dave Thomas has contributed another thought provoking column dealing
with programming and process (“The OOP Scene”). Douglas Lyon
is joined by Pawel Krepsztul in a column that deals with grid computing
in Java. John McGregor discusses complexity and software. Won Kim deals
with a subject that is close to home for me; the crisis in computer science
enrollment and education. Finally, Mahesh Dodani discusses enterprise
architecture in the context of IT implementation and business strategy.
I welcome these columnists back and look forward to the continuation of
other columns in forthcoming issues.
I believe you will find the five feature-length papers worth your attention.
Summaries are provided next to each title.
I hope you find this issue and those to come in 2006 useful and interesting.
Finally, I wish to pay my respects to John Vlissides who passed away
in November, 2005. He will be missed in the OO community. Our condolences
are offered to his family (http://c2.com/ppr/wiki/ComponentDesignPatterns/JohnVlissides.html)