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Simplicity, The Way of the Unusual Architect

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Dan North writes software and coaches teams in Agile and Lean methods. He believes in putting people first and writing simple, pragmatic software. He believes that most problems that teams face are about communication, that is why he puts so much emphasis on "getting the words right", and why he is so passionate about BDD, communication and how people learn. He blogs at dannorth.net.

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Nov 17, 2010

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  • When you provide the talk text...

    by ZedroS Schwartz /

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    it's way better !

  • Re: When you provide the talk text...

    by Daniel Serodio /

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    +1

  • Re: When you provide the talk text...

    by Kevin Cole /

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    Especially when one has an iPad, and there is no flash support!

  • Your video says it all

    by Roy Cotton /

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    I watched this today 11/23/10. It says it all.

    I was going to going to add Ninject IOC to my project code I am working on today , I had already coded and tested the dependency injection, but I don’t think that it fits the Simplicate Pattern and totally violates the Simplicate Principle (which states that IOC (like many things you mention in your video) makes the code totally unreadable and un-maintainable)

    I asked the smiling PEZ pumpkin on my desk whether I should add Ninject or not and the pumpkin says NO.

  • Re: When you provide the talk text...

    by Andrew Marshall /

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    Or two have an iPad.

  • Re: Your video says it all

    by Dan North /

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    Listen to the pumpkin. The pumpkin is wise beyond its years.

  • Unit Testing

    by chris lamb /

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    I agree with your point wrt complexity and frameworks. Neat presentation approach too. More specifically though, do you consider unit testing to be important (in some cases)? If so, how do you do it without some kind of dependency injection (even if it's overridable/virtual object methods)?

  • About Dependency Injection

    by Nachiket Patel /

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    Loved your talk. Had lot of laughs too :)
    About DI, I found its simplicating ,rather than complicating. Agreed that its one more jar(with few more .jar as dependencies)
    But it hardly took 3 to 4 hours to understand and start using it. And Not using load of features it comes with. (FYI, By the time I started programming, DI was there)

    Whats your views on Groovy? Simplicating or Complicating?
    Is it possible for you to share any of your Simplicated project structure or article?

    Regards,
    Nachiket

  • Recommendation

    by Andrew Newton /

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    This was recommended (effusively) by Russ Miles at his Skills Matter session last week (Getting Architecturally Agile with Event Driven Architectures).

    He was right. Great talk. Thanks Dan. I won't even try to praise it - just watch it. I've forwarded to our corporate socialcast site, which takes some b*lls. Now I just wish I had the b*lls to stick to Keep It Simple!

    Duck talking trumps duck typing. I'm going to get myself a yellow duck.

  • Re: When you provide the talk text...

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    <humor>This sounds like Shaving The Yak pattern mentioned in the talk by Dan - the problem is not the talk text, the problem is the iPad :)</humor>

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