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TDD/BDD as Architectural Tools

Posted by James Kovacs  on  Jan 11, 2012 2

James Kovacs explains how to use TDD and BDD to focus the architectural efforts on the high-value areas of the code in order to obtain just-in-time software architecture.

Modeling the User Interface

Posted by Pedro J. Molina  on  Oct 26, 2011 6

Pedro J. Molina discusses the concepts behind UI and challenges met trying to model user interfaces, and how code generation can be used to create UIs.

Case Study: Large-scale Pure OO at the Irish Government

Posted by Richard Pawson  on  Oct 13, 2011 10

Richard Pawson discusses a case study of a large pure OO project for the Irish government, presenting the challenges met, the reason for choosing pure OO, and lessons learned implementing it.

Using A Graph Database To Power The “Web of Things”

Posted by Rick Bullotta and Emil Eifrem  on  Oct 11, 2011 2

Rick Bullotta and Emil Eifrem discuss how to use graph databases to model the real world, people, systems and things, talking advantage of the relationships between various data elements.

Design and Architecture Tools in Visual Studio 2010

Posted by David Starr  on  Aug 05, 2011

David Starr presents some of the tools in Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 helpful for building an application’s architecture: Architecture Explorer, Dependency Graphs, UML Modeling, and Layer Diagrams.

Model Driven Development Beyond Code Generation

Posted by Darius Silingas  on  Aug 04, 2011 1

Darius Silingas discusses Test-driven Modeling, Model-driven Requirements Management and System Documentation, and Architecture Planning & Code Review, noting that MDD is more than code generation.

MDSD on the iPhone

Posted by Heiko Behrens  on  Apr 21, 2011

Heiko Behrens shows how to create an iPhone domain specific language using model-driven software development.

Sustainable Design for Agile Teams

Posted by Eric Evans  on  Jul 27, 2010

Eric Evans advocates on gradual blending of modeling and design into iterative development based on a correct and deep understanding of the domain, avoiding both “analysis paralysis” and the “easiest solution” for a user story, in an attempt to create a solution that expresses the domain and is flexible enough to support future variations of the model.

Codename "M": Language, Data, and Modeling, Oh My!

Posted by Don Box and Amanda Laucher  on  Mar 10, 2010

Don Box and Amanda Laucher present “M”, a declarative language for building data models, domain models or external DSLs. Most of the presentation consists of Don Box doing hands-on code writing demoing some of M’s features and latest changes of the language.

Pouring Data on Troubled Markets - Quantitative Portfolio Management Technology at BGI

Posted by Eoin Woods  on  Nov 05, 2009

Eoin Woods explains how Barclays Global Investors (BGI) designed Apex, a new porfolio management system, to meet the challenges it faces and why BGI chose to combine mainstream, boutique and open source Java technologies, including Oracle, WebLogic, Spring, Swing, JIDE, Flux, CPLEX, MVEL and XStream, to create an architecture with some interesting variations on the standard J2EE form.

Thoughts on the Generic vs. Specific Tradeoff

Posted by Stefan Tilkov  on  Nov 03, 2009 4

What is better, a generic solution or a specific one? Stefan Tilkov’s answer is “It depends.” He compares XML vs HTML, DSM-UML, Internal-External DSL, SOAP-REST, and others, outlining the advantages and disadvantages of each solution, showing that there is no certain answer to an architect’s quest to solve his problem, but there are some guidelines helping along the way.

Frameworks and DDD: Keeping the Model Clean

Posted by Tim McCarthy  on  Mar 02, 2009 3

In this presentation recorded during QCon SF 2008, Tim McCarthy talks about preserving the purity of the domain model while using frameworks. Frameworks can be very useful when developing applications, but they can present some pitfalls, mudding the domain, if they are not used properly. The presentation is targeted at developers.

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