Tip #3: Keep it human
chief scientist, IBM Rational
IBM asked Booch to build a historical catalog of software-architecture patterns, or reusable code, so in conjunction with it in January 2004 he created a blog that became the Handbook Of Storage Architecture. He writes about his "archeological digs" in search of these patterns, and doing so involves "such a small incremental effort" that he doesn't mind the time he spends on it. Booch often baits readers, hoping someone will come forward with information on architectural patterns.
Booch also writes about his reading habits, the links he sees between anime artist Hayao Miyazaki and programming, and his work creating sheet music for and singing Gregorian chants. The posts are crisp and witty, occasionally self-deprecating, and always informed by his unique background.
IBM encourages Booch to write what's on his mind, he says. Paw through his many posts, and one wonders, what isn't on Grady Booch's mind?