Episode 81: Interview Erich Gamma

Filed in Episodes by on December 23, 2007 3 Comments

Recording Venue: OOPSLA 2007
Guest(s): Erich Gamma

Host(s): Markus
This episode is a conversation with Erich Gamma. We covered the four things he is known for in chronological order. We started with design patterns and the Gang-of-Four book of which he is the lead author. We then looked at JUnit, the testing framework he coauthored with Kent Beck and how it introduced unit testing to the masses. The next topic is obviously Eclipse, where Erich and his lab in Zürich is responsible for the Java Development Tooling. We also briefly discussed The Eclipse Way, the (obviously) successful process the Eclipse team uses for developing Eclipse itself. Finally, we’re looking at Erich’s current endeavour, the Jazz project. Jazz is a technology for collaborative software development.


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  1. Sebastian says:

    what a great interview…i’ll never couldn’t imagine how succesfull is Erich Gamma, I learning desing patterns and what a awesome idea.

  2. jpmuncey says:

    I really found this one interesting. Plaudits to Markus for his interview technique.

    Erich’s working life/history is quite fascinating – with so much innovation and success.
    Am I the only jealous one?

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