Aug 22, 2022
This is a special episode. I wanted to interrupt our fabulous stream of expert guests to talk about a topic that I think needs to be talked about, and that is architecture. What is it? What should we think about it, and how do we approach the process of architecture? To derive the verb, how do we go about determining and implementing a fitting architecture? To architect. If you are in this role, what is it that you do? What thought progression do you use? I’ll share some thoughts on that from 25-plus years of programming, and then I have a very special announcement at the end, so be sure to check that out.
Topics of Discussion:
[2:19] Architecture is the intersection of the process that we use for software and the structure we want the software to be. Right there in that intersection is where leadership is required.
[4:22] What are the building blocks of architecture, and what is the progression from the smallest building block up to the most complex and large software system?
[9:24] If you’re creating a very, very small piece of software, you don’t need much architecture.
[11:08] Jeffrey breaks down the term “monolithic” and how it relates to code.
[11:15] If monolithic is bad, isn’t “polylithic” bad too?
[15:18] What makes an application an application, and not just a library? An application is greater than a library because it has abstractions, and then it has configurations.
[28:12] Special announcement: new video show is launched! Check out Programming with Palmero.
Mentioned in this Episode:
Architect Tips — New video podcast!
Clear Measure (Sponsor)
Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter — Follow to stay informed about future events!
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