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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Step away from the code!
While at the Devoxx UK conference recently, I was interviewed by Lucy Carey from Voxxed about software architecture, diagrams, monoliths, microservices, design thinking and modularity. You can watch this short interview (~5 minutes) at Step Away from the ...
21-Jul-2015
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The Agile Revolution - Episode 91
While at the YOW! conference in Australia during December 2014, I was interviewed by Craig Smith and Tony Ponton for The Agile Revolution podcast. It's a short episode (28 minutes) but we certainly packed a lot in, with the discussion covering software ...
21-Jul-2015
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Talking with Tech Leads
A printed copy of Talking with Tech Leads, by Patrick Kua (a Tech Lead at Thoughtworks), arrived in the post this morning. We often discuss the technical side of software development and rarely the “softer” side. This book is a collection of short ...
13-Jul-2015
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Two conference keynotes in October
I'm delighted to say that I'll be presenting two conference keynotes during October, both about software architecture and a little bit about microservices. 1. Software Architect 2015 in London, England The first is titled Modular Monoliths at the ...
13-Jul-2015
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Software Architecture for Developers in Chinese
Although it's been on sale in China for a few months, my copies of the Chinese translation of my Software Architecture for Developers book have arrived. :-) I can't read it, but seeing my C4 diagrams in Chinese is fun! Stay tuned for more ...
01-Jul-2015
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C4 stencil for OmniGraffle
If you like the look and feel of the C4 software architecture diagrams in my Software Architecture for Developers book (see examples here), Dennis Laumen has created an OmniGraffle stencil that will save you some time. Just download the stencil, install ...
28-Jun-2015
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Software architecture workshops in Australia during August
This is a quick update on my upcoming trip to Australia ... in conjunction with the lovely folks behind the YOW! conference, we've scheduled two public software architecture sketching workshops as follows. Melbourne, 3rd August Sydney, 12th August ...
22-Jun-2015
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Diff'ing software architecture diagrams again
In Diff'ing software architecture diagrams, I showed that creating a software architecture model with a textual format provides you with the ability to version control and diff different versions of the model. As a follow-up, somebody asked me whether ...
19-Jun-2015
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Diff'ing software architecture diagrams
Robert Annett wrote a post titled Diagrams for System Evolution where he describes a simple approach to showing how to visually describe changes to a software architecture. In essence, in order to show how a system is to change, he'll draw different ...
17-Jun-2015
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Unit and integration are ambiguous names for tests
I've blogged about architecturally-alig...
12-Jun-2015