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High-performance system design by declarative specification

“I want to get from London to New York in 12 minutes.” “Ok, we will have to design and build some sort of ICBM or buy one, that will cost a lot of money. Also, I’m not even sure you can get an ICBM that’s fast enough for that distance. And have we thought about […]

The Frustrated Architect

An interesting set of slides by Simon Brown from a talk he gave about the role of the architect. A PDF is attached to the linked post or you can view the slides online. Wish I had heard the talk (see below). The Frustrated Architect: Software architecture plays a pivotal role in the delivery of […]

That feature is trivial

How many times as a developer do we get asked by our clients to create a new story to implement a feature assessed by the client as “trivial”? How many times do we get surprised by their reactions when we give them our story estimate. I’ve seen developers give this sort of optimistic estimate too, […]