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The Pain Caused By Poor Software Design

Over the last few month, I was reminded – twice, painfully each time – about the impacts of good vs. bad software design choices, especially the impact those choices can have downstream. Ironically, it is not only – or even mainly – … Continue reading

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Smart Design in Containers

In a previous article, we invented “Conway’s Corollary” – how design determines scale. Today, we will look at another case from the hottest technology of the last year: containers. When designing software – any piece of software – the most important … Continue reading

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Conway’s Corollary – Design Determines Scale

When I went to business school, I worked closely with an incredibly smart woman with whom I shared a very similar method of thinking and mindset. When we would find the same responses to the same questions in the same manner, inevitably I … Continue reading

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Monkeys Crashing

In our last article, we argued that one should always design for failure. Everywhere. The problem is, how do you enforce it? At heart, this is a larger problem with desire vs. incentives. You desire your people to perform certain actions and act in certain ways, … Continue reading

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