Jim Coplien

James O. Coplien, also known as Cope[citation needed], is a writer, lecturer, and researcher in the field of computer science. He held the 2003–4 Vloeberghs Leerstoel (Vloeberghs Chair) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and has been a visiting professor at University of Manchester. He is known for his involvement in founding the pattern movement as part of the Hillside Group, organizing events in the Pattern Languages of Programs conference series, and his writings on software design patterns and organizational patterns (OrgPatterns). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Coplien


A Development Process Generative Pattern Language. In fact, organizational patterns might be the most generative approach to software architecture patterns. Christopher Alexander notes that architectures “can’t be made, but only generated, indirectly, by the ordinary actions of the people, just as a flower cannot be made, but only generated from the seed.”

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