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Grady Booch

 

Brief Description: One of the original developers of the Unified Modeling Language; inventor of the term "Object Oriented"

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Grady Booch is an IBM Fellow who has served as architect and architectural mentor for numerous complex software-intensive systems around the world in just about every domain imaginable.

He is the author of six best-selling books and has published several hundred articles on software engineering, including papers published in the early '80s that originated the term and practice of object-oriented design.

As one of the planet's only inhabitants who lists, as his three main obsessions "software architecture, software engineering, and Renaissance Jazz," Booch maintains an endlessly fascinating blog.

At a conference earlier this year, the IBM Rational User Conference in July, he said of Java:

"Java is not the last language - although it may be Scott McNealy's last language."

 

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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