Simon Brown

 

Simon lives in Jersey (the largest of the Channel Islands) and works as an independent consultant, helping teams to build better software. His client list spans over 20 countries and includes organisations ranging from small technology startups through to global household names. Simon is an award-winning speaker and the author of Software Architecture for Developers - a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership and the balance with agility. He still codes too. You can tweet Simon at @simonbrown.



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Speaking in Australia - YOW! 2014
For my final trip of the year, I'm heading to Australia at the end of this month for the YOW! 2014 series of conferences. I'll be presenting Agility and the essence of software architecture in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Plus I'll be running my ...
13-Nov-2014
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Simple sketches for diagramming your software architecture
If you’re working in an agile software development team at the moment, take a look around at your environment. Whether it’s physical or virtual, there’s likely to be a story wall or Kanban board visualising the work yet to be started, in progress and ...
12-Nov-2014
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【翻訳】マイクロサービス – 分散された大きな泥だんご
モノリシックがダメだからといって、マイク...
12-Nov-2014
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Online training now available via Parleys
As announced during the opening keynote at Devoxx Belgium this morning, I'm delighted to say that Software Architecture for Developers is now available as an online/video training course via Parleys. The online course includes the same content ...
12-Nov-2014
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程序员必读之软件架构
A quick note to say that the Chinese translation of my Software Architecture for Developers book has now been released and is available from Turing Book Company, both as an e-book and hard-copy. I know there's demand for a hard-copy of the regular ...
10-Nov-2014
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Software architecture vs code (DevDay 2014)
I had the pleasure of delivering the closing keynote at the DevDay 2014 conference in Krakow, Poland last month. It's a one day event, with a bias towards the .NET platform, and one of my favourite conferences from this year. Beautiful city, fantastic ...
27-Oct-2014
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Software architecture sketching in Iceland
I'll be in Iceland next month for the Agile Iceland 2014 conference, which I'm really looking forward to as everybody tells me that Iceland is a fantastic country to visit. While in Iceland, I'll also be running my 1-day software architecture sketching ...
23-Oct-2014
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Comparing solutions
Here's a little snippet that my class really picked up on yesterday. During the training course, we get people into groups and ask them to design a solution based upon some simple requirements. The deliverable is "one or more diagrams to describe your ...
22-Oct-2014
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Modularity and testability
I've been writing blog posts covering a number of topics over the past few months; from the conflict between software architecture and code and architecturally-evid...
01-Oct-2014
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Firm foundations
I truly believe that a lightweight, pragmatic approach to software architecture is pivotal to successfully delivering software, and that it can complement agile approaches rather than compete against them. After all, a good architecture enables agility ...
09-Sep-2014