Recently a friend discovered this blog. She asked me why do I write so much about Expressive Design. This is not the first time I’m asked this so I decided to write down my answer. I will try to give some overview of the topic and link to the many articles in this blog about […]
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Update: Part II is here.
Most complex tasks are solved using abstractions. To create an abstraction one groups lower-level concepts, what I will call primitives in this text, and make them interact in a pre-defined way.
Abstractions are present at all levels in a system. Computers work based on electric signals. To reduce the Essential Complexity we […]
Over the past years I’ve held many workshops on Domain-Driven Design. We had more than one hundred people on those sessions, and feedback was often pretty good. After my last run I told my business partner that this was my last time running those workshops.
I think that Domain-Driven Design is one of the most […]
As I said here before I was in Brazil some weeks ago to present at a conference. I had a really great time over there with some amazing people and would like to thank Caelum for their hard work in creating such a great conference. I’m making the slide deck and notes available in my […]
In ThoughtWorks we get together at least once an year for a whole weekend to drink beer and do whatever people consider interesting. This year’s ThoughtWorks Australia Away Day (AKA Team Hug) was somewhere in Victoria and among other activities (and a bus crash) we had technical sessions.
I used one of those slots to do […]
It was one of my first days in the job. I was hired to head the development of several products for a media company and my new boss and I went to my first meeting.
The room was full of different types of people. You could tell those who were media producers from the managers […]
If you follow this blog then you probably know that one of current interests is expressive design, either using Domain-Driven Design or Domain-Specific Languages. Here is a presentation about this topic.
One of the tricky things about expressive code is that it is very hard to see how noisy a code base is. What I found […]
Just posted slides for a presentation I gave this week for one of our clients.
Expressive Design (in 20 minutes)
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It was a very nice session where we talked about the hard work that is introducing such ideas in a corporate environment as those are finally reaching mainstream.
Notice that in this presentation […]
Long time since my last book review. I just finished reading Programming Language Pragmatics, by Michael L. Scott.
The book describes how diverse programming languages implement diverse features and paradigms. It uses a cleat language and it is full of examples.
It starts really well with an overview of the steps executed during parsing and compilation. It […]
We just started holding 20 minutes presentations during lunch time in the ThoughtWorks Sydney office. For the first session I gave a not-that-short talk on Lisp macros using Clojure. The slides are below.
Lisp Macros in 20 Minutes (Featuring Clojure)
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It turns out that 20 minutes is too […]