James Noble's Homepage

I hold a James Cook Research Fellowship from the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2015 and 2016. I expect to return to teaching and administrative roles in 2017.


You can find me in Room CO 234, (Cotton Building).
Telephone: +64 4 463 6736
Fax: +64 4 4635045
School office: +64 4 4635341
Postal: School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington, P.O. Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.
E-mail: kjx@ecs.vuw.ac.nz


I'm involved in the Grace programming language design project.


I'm an editor of LNCS Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming.


For information about courses I'm teaching, please see the SWEN102 web page and the SWEN425 web page

James Noble's Laws of Software

  1. Good projects produce software. Bad projects produce methodologies. (Corollary: all progress depends on bad projects),
  2. Every alternative to UML that you invent will be worse than UML itself.
  3. The best thing about the best ideas is how often they get rediscovered.

Other Stuff

You can find my student research projects my cv (html), publicity bios, interviews and talks, publications at dblp, profile at Google scholar, techreports, my office library, ElvisBrain, calendar (slow but works), darkest karori (blog), selective yellow (research music), the doubtful sounds (pop music), or email me.