Category Archives: Software Architecture

“Software Architect – How to Be More than a Title and a Visio” Takeaways

On 6/14/2018 at the Houston Dot Net User Group monthly meeting, I had the privilege to attend Devlin Liles’ presentation on “Architect – How to be more than a title and a Visio”.  The video of that presentation will be … Continue reading

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SOA Anti-Patterns and Solutions

I turned up this gem while looking for a list of common SOA anti-patterns: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/entarch/oea-soa-antipatterns-133388.pdf. I appreciate the focus on needing to solve the organizational challenge around SOA as well as the technical challenges.  I’ve recapped the anti-patterns and the … Continue reading

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Recap from CodeMash 2015

First off, I would like to thank Steve Smith, @ardalis, for encouraging me to go to CodeMash 2015.  Without him, I would have just written off CodeMash as a crazy conference for the locals in Cleveland, where people go to … Continue reading

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Pair Programming vs Solo Programming

I’m in the middle of taking a Engineering SaaS course offered by two great Berkeley professors (Armando Fox and Dave Patterson), and one of the core concepts they are advocating is the benefit of pair programming. Unfortunately, I’m finding it very difficult … Continue reading

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What I learned from Tech Ed 2014 in Houston, TX

Microsoft is evolving, and it feels like they are upping their game of helping developers create great software.  I truly believe there has never been a better time to be a software developer.  Here are some things I learned from the … Continue reading

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Getting Used to GitHub

Well, I’m taking a course on SaaS from edx.org and they want you to use GitHub as your source repository for the class exercises.  This has gotten me neck deep into using Git, and I’m now a fan.  For those … Continue reading

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Beautiful Software

I ran into this quote that reminded me that software development is indeed a craft. I love when software can be described as beautiful. “Ugly programs are like ugly suspension bridges: they’re much more liable to collapse than pretty ones, … Continue reading

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