Where do you start?

Norwegian .NET User Group, 6pm, 24th August 2010

A quick note to say that I'm presenting a session called "Where do you start?" at the Norwegian .NET User Group (NNUG) on the 24th of August in Oslo.

Where do you start?

One of the hardest things about software development is being asked to come up with a design when all you're given is a set of requirements and a blank sheet of paper. Many software teams will dive straight into the code and while this can initially be very productive, the slippery slope of constant refactoring is awaiting those teams that haven't quite found a design that works. Often, a little forethought is all that's needed to get the development process heading in the right direction. So where do you start? This session will answer this question, presenting some simple techniques for tackling software architecture while dispelling the myths about the need for complex tools and big design up front.


I've presented this session a couple of times now, but this one will have a few tweaks and more of a .NET focus. You can find more information about this event on the NNUG site. I'm looking forward to the "geekbeer" after the session. :-)

About the author

Simon is an independent consultant specializing in software architecture, and the author of Software Architecture for Developers (a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership and the balance with agility). He’s also the creator of the C4 software architecture model and the founder of Structurizr, which is a collection of open source and commercial tooling to help software teams visualise, document and explore their software architecture.

You can find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrown ... see simonbrown.je for information about his speaking schedule, videos from past conferences and software architecture training.

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