Urban Planning Metaphor for Software Architecture

Architecture Without Architects introduced me to urban planning as a metaphor for software architecture, and I love it.

July 28, 2023 · 1 min

Reading Review: Scaling Architecture Conversationally

Scaling Architecture Conversationally clearly and concisely explains how and why architecture is more of a facilitated process than a top-down decision process.

June 23, 2023 · 2 min

Architecture - Facilitated over Separated

I was asked what percentage of time I spend on system design (or architecture) over coding. The question didn’t make sense to me, and I think I’ve articulated why. I see architecture as a facilitated aspect of implementation rather than a separable process.

March 30, 2023 · 4 min

Revisiting iDesign and Clean Architecture Merge

I generated a visual while trying to reconcile the iDesign and Clean Architecture architectural patterns. The visual helped cement some important ideas, but I never published it. Here I’ll revisit the visual and review how my ideas have changed.

March 10, 2023 · 6 min

Progressive Design

Choosing the right amount of process is an art. Too much process is smothering and too little is a mess. However, I think incremental, stable, and additive processes naturally start simple and mature progressively with our demands.

March 4, 2022 · 4 min

DDD Reading Review

It’s easy to see how Domain Driven Design (DDD) by Eric Evans was such a seminal work. It presents a holistic development process that seems to have predicted the next two decades of development trends. Here are some of my key takeaways from the book.

May 7, 2021 · 5 min

Accessors: Services, Not Servants

I’ve been on a long journey of meshing IDesign with Clean Architecture. Managers, engines, and utilities fit nicely, but accessors seemed too substantial for an adapter and not independent enough for a true service. At last, I’ve realized the place of accessors by building off their relationship to utilities. Accessors are independent services, not servants to managers.

January 1, 2021 · 15 min

Incremental Accessors

I’ve been on a long journey of meshing IDesign with Clean Architecture. Accessors have been a conceptual sticking point.

December 25, 2020 · 2 min

Ports and Adapters

Understanding Clean Architecture has transformed my approach to architecture. Now I feel like my understanding has evolved one step further by understanding its parent pattern’s name, Ports and Adapters.

December 19, 2020 · 4 min

Clean Architecture+: Check-in and Benefits

I posted about Synthesizing Project Organization Methods a few months ago. Well… I’ve been busy putting it to practice in my own code, and the results have been been beyond my expectations!

September 17, 2020 · 7 min