This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Real life and real time don't mean the same thing. Real time is usually used to mean systems that have to respond very quickly such as stock trading systems. Real life typically means real world such as an analogy to something you can see.