Matt Shaw

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Everything About Java 8

TechEmpower, a custom application development company based in El Segundo, CA, has posted a blog entry titled "Everything about Java 8". The blog …

Clean Code Cheat Sheet

It took me about one and a half year to update my cheat sheet about clean code and TDD.<p>But now, it’s here.<p>The cheat sheet has grown quite a bit and …

The Myth of Emergent Design and the Big Ball of Mud

Software developers following Agile methodologies often ask themselves how to adapt the traditional Design phase to an iterative software lifecycle. …

From STUPID to SOLID Code!

Last week I gave a talk about Object-Oriented Programming at Michelin, the company I am working for. I talked about writing better code, from STUPID …

Five things every developer should know about software architecture

Learn REST in 18 Slides

I needed to ramp-up my Dev team on RESTful systems. Existing content on this topic was either too terse or too verbose.<p>So I created this deck as a</b> …

Agile Software Architecture Sketches and NoUML

If you're working in an agile software development team at the moment, take a look around at your environment. Whether it's physical or virtual, …

Are You a Software Architect?

<i>Editors note: If you are a software architect or an aspiring architect you can stay up to date with the latest from the industry by listening to The</i> …

Software Development

Microservice architectures from a SOA perspective

A frequently discussed topic these days is the Microservice architectural paradigm. Proponents of this approach are not tired of emphasizing why …

Microservices

Not all technical debt should be treated equally

The metaphor of technical debt is gaining more and more traction. Originally Ward Cunningham used the term for the first time in 1992, describing it …

Delete or develop – An architectural dilemma

It’s a well known fact – the older the building, the higher the maintenance bills.<p>Eventually, most of us realise that it’s cheaper and easier to …