Bob Hanmer

I am a software architect with Alcatel-Lucent in Naperville, Illinois. I've previously consulted on software and system architecture, reliability and performance. Before that I worked in the System Integrity area of a large switching project. My email is robert dot hanmer (at) .

At the start of 2013 Pattern Oriented Software Architecture For Dummies was published by Wiley. It recasts the popular book Pattern Oriented Software Archtiecture into the Dummies style to make it accessible to a new audience.

My first book was published by Wiley in the 4th quarter of 2007. Patterns For Fault Tolerant Software covers proven techniques to improve the availability and reliability of software systems through fault handling at execution time. It provides patterns that describe the intricacies of the techniques.

I've been the Program Chair for both the 1997 and 2005 Plop Conference, as well as co-chair for Sugar Loaf Plop 2003. I am a regular shepherd for the *PLoP conferences. I'm currently the President of the Hillside Group.

I am involved in the Tele Plop activities which are capturing the patterns of Telecommunications systems. My particular areas of interest are Reliability Patterns Reactive Programming and Performance Patterns.

Pattern research interests include: non-OO patterns, Pattern Mining, Pattern Languages and Reviewing Patterns.

In 2002 I participated in the Beautiful Software Project, an art exhibition entitled Beaut.e(Code), which was exhibited at Artemisia Gallery in Chicago in July, 2002.

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