Dave West has been a software professional since 1968 and an academic (with a lot of industry consulting on the side) since 1988. He is the author of Object Thinking published by Microsoft Press Professional and co-author of a chapter on User Stories (with Kent Beck) in Scenarios, Stories, Use Cases, edited by Ian Alexander and Neil Maiden, published by John Wiley & Sons. He has published numerous papers and presented at many an OOPSLA and Agile Conference. He is currently working on a book, Developing Systems, for spring 2007 publication. He lives in New Mexico but spends too much time consulting in other parts of the country. He hopes to be back in a classroom like the one described in this article by spring 2008.
However there is very little information about "David J. West (Dave West)" the co-author of HFOOAD on Ivar Jacobson International's website.
It looks like they are two different people. [ November 20, 2006: Message edited by: Peer Reynders ]
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Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design: A Brain Friendly Guide to OOA&D is now (2006-Nov-28) listed as in stock at Amazon US