17th March@The Adelphi, Martin Fowler, Software Design in the 21st Century

Post date: Mar 02, 2010 8:42:33 AM

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Please note the agileyorkshire venue and date are changed for this meeting. See below for details.

In the last decade or so we've seen a number of new ideas added to the mix to help us effectively design our software. Patterns help us capture the solutions and rationale for using them. Refactoring allows us to alter the design of a system after the code is written. Agile methods, in particular Extreme Programming, give us a highly iterative and evolutionary approach which is particularly well suited to changing requirements and environments. Martin Fowler has been a leading voice in these techniques and will talk about his recent thinking about how these and other developments affect our software development.

Martin Fowler in his own words:

I'm an author, speaker, consultant and general loud-mouth on software development. I concentrate on designing enterprise software - looking at what makes a good design and what practices are needed to come up with good design. I've been a pioneer of object-oriented technology, refactoring, patterns, agile methodologies, domain modeling, the Unified Modeling Language (UML), and Extreme Programming. For the last decade I've worked at ThoughtWorks, a really rather good system delivery and consulting firm. From http://martinfowler.com/

Where: Upstairs at The Adelphi in Leeds (http://theadelphi.co.uk/)

When: Wed, 17th March. Meet at 6:30 for a 7:00 start.

Cost: Free