The Architect Elevator – Visiting the Upper Floors | Gregor Hohpe

Gregor Hohpe; The Architect Elevator – Visiting the Upper Floors; In Martin Fowler’s Blog; 2017-05-24.

tl;dr → an architect must be able to speak argot to a wide range of cultures; the architect travels to meet the client & the service workers, they do not travel to meet him.  The elevator is a metaphor for SES in the workplace.


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Choose design over architecture | 18F

Choose design over architectureKane Baccigalupi; In 18F; 2015011-17.

tl;dr → just do it; use craftsmanship, use devops, always be launching; planning is old school and bad, but perhaps necessary


  • Robert C Morris; Design Principles and Design Patterns; 2000; 34 pages.

    • Object-Oriented Design Principles
      • Open-Closed Principle (OCP)
      • Liskov Substitution Principle (LSP)
      • Dependency Inversion Principle (DIP)
      • Interface Segregation Principle (ISP)
      • Rlease Reuse Equivalency Principle (RREP)
      • Common Closuer Principle (CCP)
      • Acyclic Dependencies Principle (ADP)
  • In Jimi Wales’ Wiki

Building Microservice Architectures | Neal Ford, ThoughtWorks

Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks); Building Microservice Architectures; In Some Venue; 2014; 80 slides.

tl;dr → Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) rides again, but with Agile, Conway, Java, JSON, HTTP, REST, CI/CD & DevOps!

Original Sources

Sam Newman; Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems; O’Reilly Media; preview edition; WHEN?; 102 pages; free sample (final edition); 25 pages; Amazon: kindle: $31, paper: $42+SHT; O’Reilly: pdf: $43, paper: $50+SHT.

and others

Separately noted.