Simplicity: the Way of the Unusual Architect

A session at Topconf Tallinn 2012

Friday 2nd November, 2012

5:15pm to 6:15pm (TMT)

It is often said that the difference between architecture and design is one of scale. Architects are concerned with "big" design and "big" integration. As developers become architects and architects become enterprise architects, the systems they design become ever bigger and more complex. But does big necessarily need to mean complicated?
In this talk Dan argues for a new appreciation of simplicity, using examples from systems analysis, enterprise integration, build and deployment, and provides strategies to help you extract the simple essence from complex situations and problems, and to distinguish the simple from the simplistic.

"I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Dan North

Optimizer of organizations, teams and software, programmer, Agile coach, technologist, troublemaker. Christian, husband, occasional blogger.

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Time 5:15pm6:15pm TMT

Date Fri 2nd November 2012


Alfa Auditorium, Radisson Blue Olümpia Tallinn

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  • The RSpec Book

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