Bruce Anderson

Bruce was a professor of computer science at University of Essex where he investigated principles of architecture and software design. He has bicycled around the world, climbed the tallest trees in America, and meditated to the fifth level of enlightenment. He asks very good questions, is a kind leader, and is a friend to ducks everywhere.

Then he worked as a Senior Managing Consultant in IBM Global Services (techie branch), where he shared, applied and developed his ideas. [ And, of course, worked in objects > components > services ]

Now he is retired, doing almost no IT, and keeping busy without being paid.

He figures prominently in the History Of Patterns.

Seeker, lighthouse on the way, court jester rising above the company on not only wit and cleverness but lifted by the ageless wisdom that weighs the heart of all jesters reminding all he loves of the folly of unbroken gravity.

He co-invented Card Swap, doesn't like Getting Up To Speed, perhaps sees Games As Patterns, thinks about Patterns And Handbooks, and believes that Abstract Models Answer Questions.

He is a colleague of Wayne Cool, and of Martin Cooke, and a fan of Philippe Kruchten and Nick Zienau.

He and Don Olson wrote the opinionated Some Patterns Questions Answered during the learning group they led at ChiliPLoP'98.

Bruce enjoys using his To String Question in design workshops and reviews.

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