I'm pleased to say that, from September, I'll be running a new training course called Enterprise Software Developer. Where Software Architecture for Developers focusses on the architecture and design elements of software projects, the new course expands upon this to cover the full project lifecycle.
"Enterprise Software Developer" is a four day practical training course about building software within an enterprise environment in a structured, lightweight and pragmatic way. It covers the complete end-to-end software development process; from planning, gathering requirements and software architecture through to the effective use of source code control, automated unit testing, continuous integration and load testing. Pragmatic enterprise software development is about taking the best bits from traditional and modern approaches, blending them together to form a structured yet lightweight approach to building software that's appropriate to the way that your organisation works. This is what the course is all about.
The course covers a number of different aspects of the software development process; from dealing with requirements through to the use of source code control, load testing and operational hand-over.
On the course, you'll learn how to...
In addition to building software myself, I also undertake consulting engagements where I help software teams improve the way that they build software. I've been doing this for a number of years now and I'm confident in saying that while the above can really help to improve the way that teams build software, much of it still isn't regarded as "normal practice" for a large number of them. Some guidance in these areas really does go a long way. There are courses out there that look at automated unit testing, courses that teach TDD, courses that cover the use of agile techniques but not much that brings everything together. This is why I put the course together and, unlike Software Architecture for Developers, this course *does* include some coding and is offered in two flavours ... there's a .NET version and a Java version. Just let us know which you'd like to do when booking.
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.