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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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
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Software architecture vs code
My Software architecture vs code talk has evolved considerably over the past year and I've presented a number of iterations at events in Europe and the US. If you're interested, thanks to the nice people behind the GOTO conferences, you can now watch the ...
06-Sep-2014
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Free and open source example software guidebook
It needs a little updating (isn't that always the case!), but I've moved the example software guidebook (previously an appendix in my Software Architecture for Developers book) into a separate free and open source book on Leanpub. techtribes.je is ...
02-Sep-2014
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Why do I use Leanpub?
There's been some interesting discussion over the past fews days about Leanpub, both on Twitter and blogs. Jurgen Appelo posted Why I Don't Use Leanpub and Peter Armstrong responded. I think the biggest selling points of Leanpub as a publishing platform ...
30-Aug-2014
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Speaking in September
After a lovely summer (mostly) spent in Jersey, September is right around the corner and is shaping up to be a busy month. Here's a list of the events where you'll be able to find me. Agile on the Beach 2014 in Cornwall, England: A talk called ...
28-Aug-2014
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C4 model poster
A few people have recently asked me for a poster/cheat sheet/quick reference of the C4 model that I use for communicating and diagramming software systems. You may have seen an old copy floating around the blog, but I've made a few updates and you can ...
24-Aug-2014