About Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas has a wide spectrum of experience in the software industry as an executive, investor, board member, consultant, architect, and engineer. With a unique ability to see the future and translate research into competitive products, he is known for his contributions to Object Technology, including IBM VisualAge and Eclipse IDEs, Smalltalk and Java virtual machines, Agile Development and Vector functional programming. He is Chairman of Bedarra Corp, which provides consulting on technology and business strategy for emerging technology, products and services.

He is recognized as an IBM and ACM Distinguished Engineer for his contributions to Object Technology.

Dave is the founder and chairman of the YOW! Australia and Lambda Jam conferences and is a GOTO Conference Fellow.

Talk
How to Innovate in a Legacy
Topics:
Software Delivery Craft Matters
Level: General
In schedule:
Main Stage
May 31, 13:40 - 14:25 CET

All software at some point in time becomes a legacy! We like the term Heritage Application because it attributes value to the applications which are in most cases critical to the daily operations of the business.The common high-risk, expensive and time-consuming solution is to rewrite the application using the currently in-vogue methodology, language, tools, and platform technology. Unfortunately...