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Episode 228: Software Architecture Sketches with Simon Brown

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Episode 228: Software Architecture Sketches with Simon Brown

Simon Brown, author of Software Architecture for Developers, talks with Sven Johann about using simple sketches to visualize, communicate and document software architecture. The show starts with a consideration of why sketches are more useful than UML and then continues with the explanation of the C4 model (context, containers, components and classes) and how it fits […]

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Episode 227: Eric Brewer: The CAP Theorem, Then and Now

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Episode 227: Eric Brewer: The CAP Theorem, Then and Now

Robert Blumen talks with Eric Brewer, who discovered the CAP (consistency, availability, partition tolerance) theorem. The first part of the show focuses on Brewer’s original thesis presented at the 2000 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC): What set of problems motivated the formulation of CAP? How was it understood at the time? What are […]

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Episode 226: Eric Evans on Domain-Driven Design at 10 Years

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Episode 226: Eric Evans on Domain-Driven Design at 10 Years

Eberhard Wolff talks with Eric Evans, the founder of domain-driven design (DDD), about its impact after 10 years. DDD consists of domain-modelling patterns; it has established itself as a sound approach for designing systems with complex requirements. The show covers an introduction to DDD, how the community’s understanding of DDD has changed in the last […]

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Episode 225: Brendan Gregg on Systems Performance

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Episode 225: Brendan Gregg on Systems Performance

Senior performance architect and author of *Systems Performance* Brendan Gregg talks with Robert Blumen about systems performance: how the hardware and OS layers affect application behavior. The discussion covers the scope of systems performance, systems performance in the software life cycle, the role of performance analysis in architecture, methodologies for solving performance problems, dynamic tracing […]

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Episode 224: Sven Johann and Eberhard Wolff on Technical Debt

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Episode 224: Sven Johann and Eberhard Wolff on Technical Debt

In this episode, Sven Johann and Eberhard Wolff talk about technical debt and how to handle it. They begin by defining external and internal quality and then talk about technical debt as a metaphor for discussing quality with management. They then consider whether technical debt is bad and how to handle it by using Eric […]

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