The Agile and software craftsmanship movements are helping to improve the quality of the software systems that we build and help us deliver better software within typical time and budgetary constraints. But there’s more we can do, because even a small amount of software architecture can help prevent many of the problems that projects still face—particularly if the team seems to be more chaotic than they are self-organizing.
Successful software projects aren’t just about good code. Sometimes you need to step away from the IDE for a few moments to see the bigger picture. In a talk aimed at software developers who want to learn more about software architecture, technical leadership, and the balance with agility, Simon Brown offers an overview of software architecture on modern software projects that’s pragmatic rather than academic and lightweight rather than “enterprisey.”
Simon Brown is an independent consultant specializing in software architecture. Simon is the author of Software Architecture for Developers, a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership, and the balance with agility. He is also the creator of the C4 software architecture model.
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