Nat Pryce is an independent consultant. He has his own website at http://www.natpryce.com
He currently works at BSkyB in London on their Set Top Box software team.
- He was a consultant at Credit Suisse
- He was a consultant at BAML
- He was an "Überdeveloper" at UBS
- He was an "Überdeveloper" at Sky Network Services
- He was an "EnterpriseArchitect" at BNP Paribas
- He was a consultant at ThoughtWorks
- He was Technical Director of B13 Media, a technology, design and management consultancy that specialised in the sports and sports marketing industries.
- He experienced the ups and downs of the dot-com bubble at Quokka Sports Inc.
- He received a PhD at Imperial College, London. His thesis, entitled Component Interaction in Distributed Systems, is on-line at http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~np2/phd.html.
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. If you want to leave me a message, append it to the the bottom of this page and I should notice it pretty soon.
I did a lot of work in distributed systems, middleware, components and frameworks. Check out my old home-page at Imperial http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~np2
for more info about my research in those areas.
Based on my work on distributed component-based systems and frameworks, I contributed to the ComponentDesignPatterns
. I have concentrated on the lower-levels of the pattern language, focusing on what distinguishes a component, how components are defined and how they interact. The patterns I have documented include AbstractInteractions
. Feel free to add comments; feedback is very useful.
Related to the ComponentDesignPatterns
, I collected patterns of software systems that use scripting (e.g. AlternateHardAndSoftLayers
) or are written in scripting languages. They are available at http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~np2/patterns/scripting
I did quite a bit of Java programming and contributed to the collection of JavaIdioms
and to the discussion on ExceptionPatterns
A lot of the Java idoms and ideas relating to the design and implementation of component-based frameworks are used in a framework I wrote called SceneBeans
. Documentation and code are on-line at http://www-dse.doc.ic.ac.uk/Software/SceneBeans/
I am interested in TestDrivenProgramming
. I wrote the first version of the dynamic MockObject
s library for Java that became jMock (http://www.jmock.org
), now maintained by OliBye
. JMock begat HamCrest
, which is now used by JavaUnit
. I have also written WindowLicker
, for test-driving GUI code and TeamPiazza?
), a build monitor plug-in for the TeamCity? ContinuousIntegration
I am interested in PostModernProgramming
) and ran a ScrapheapChallengeWorkshop?
at OOPSLA'05, PoMoPro?
2006 and SPA 2007 that investigated this topic.
I am a regular at the ExtremeTuesdayClub
and have been involved in the London XpDay?
since the first conference in 2000. I was programme chair in 2004 and 2005, and poster chair in 2006.
I was honoured to receive the Gordon Pask award from the Agile Alliance in 2006.
I have a blog at http://www.natpryce.com
Nat - Thanks for your post on TestDataBuilder
s. How do you solve the problem of testing DAOs with persistent data using data builders? Thanks. I can be reached via the comment form on www.systemmobile.com.
My colleague James Richardson has written a good article explaining how we test persistence code with JUnit and TestDataBuilder