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Sebastian Gebski

The secrets of an (effective) grooming

I'm not keen on this word. "Grooming". I've been doing it (sort of) long before I've learned about the thingie named Scrum, but until this very day I haven't convinced myself to call it that way. Grokking domain, crunching through problems, knowledge mining, functional decomposition - all these work better...

Sebastian Gebski

Who are real "architects" in software crafting?

A few days ago, I started reading "Semantic Software Design" [] by Eben Hewitt. I haven't finished it yet, but I believe I can already state that it won't become my favourite book on software architecture ever (more about that in the forthcoming review...

Sebastian Gebski

"Good design is adaptive, not predictive."

> In this article you'll find: what is "capability", why UI-driven application design is sh*t, why conceptual layering is important, which parts of software are less change-friendly & whether it's a problem, why "fibers" are the single worst anti-pattern (even if you hadn't heard about them until now ...). I don't even...

Sebastian Gebski

Micromonoliths: scaling via sharding - part I

> In this post you'll find: micro-monolith neo-evangelism :), great (video) example of premature system distribution hitting the fan ..., demystifying of microservice independence myth and what are X-centric systems. I hate blog posts, books or conf talks that focus on criticising only - it's far easier to b*tch on something than...

Sebastian Gebski

Service-Oriented Thinking

> TL;DR Contrary to the common belief, proper conceptual decomposition of large software solutions doesn't require any particular architecture patterns in place. Being service-oriented doesn't necessarily enforce any constraints on build or deployment - it's a matter of proper, highly aware design which can't be conducted in a correct way...

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