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Grady Booch is an American software engineer, best known for developing the Unified Modeling Language with Ivar Jacobson and James Rumbaugh.
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A Philosophy of Software Design
John Ousterhout - Apr 05, 2018
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This book addresses the topic of software design: how to decompose complex software systems into modules (such as classes and methods) that can be implemented relatively independently. The book first introduces the fundamental problem in software design, which is managing complexity. It then discusses philosophical issues about how to approach the ...
Grady Booch
Sep 18, 2020
@copyconstruct @JohnOusterhout It is a lovely book!     source
The Software Architect Elevator
Redefining the Architect's Role in the Digital Enterprise
Gregor Hohpe - Apr 28, 2020
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As the digital economy changes the rules of the game for enterprises, it's also changing the role of architects. In addition to making technical decisions, architects can help change the organization's structure and processes to support this transition. To do that, architects need to take the express elevator from the engine room to the penthouse, ...
Grady Booch
Aug 20, 2020
I really like Gregor's book @@ghohpe     source
How Buildings Learn
What Happens After They're Built
Stewart Brand - Sep 30, 1995 (first published in 1994)
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Buildings have often been studied whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. From the co...
Grady Booch
Aug 17, 2020
See also How Buildings Learn by @stewartbrand (a book that has greatly influenced influenced my thinking).     source
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Programmed Inequality
How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing (History of Computing)
Marie Hicks - Feb 23, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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How Britain lost its early dominance in computing by systematically discriminating against its most qualified workers: women.In 1944, Britain led the world in electronic computing. By 1974, the British computer industry was all but extinct. What happened in the intervening thirty years holds lessons for all postindustrial superpowers. As Britain st...
Grady Booch
Jul 24, 2020
@Brukvoyed Tis far more complex than that. See, for example, Mar Hick's fabulous book, "Programmed Inequality".     source
Monolith to Microservices
Evolutionary Patterns to Transform Your Monolith
Sam Newman - Dec 03, 2019
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How do you detangle a monolithic system and migrate it to a microservices architecture? How do you do it while maintaining business-as-usual? As a companion to Sam Newman's extremely popular Building Microservices, this new book details a proven method for transitioning an existing monolithic system to a microservice architecture.With many illustra...
Grady Booch
Jul 16, 2020
@jasonthurow1 It's an excellent book     source
Smart Spacetime
How information challenges our ideas about space, time, and process
Mark Burgess - Mar 04, 2019
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`The err is human, to explain is [Mark Burgess]'--Patrick Debois`One of the best reads and written by one of the best minds!'--Glenn O'Donnell (about In Search of Certainty)What if space is not like we learn in mathematics,but more like a network? What happens to the ability to measure things as you shrink or expand?Since Einstein, space and time w...
Grady Booch
Aug 02, 2019
"Space, time, matter, and information are all aspects of the same thing, and that how we label locations and times simply expresses different properties." Am reading @markburgess_osl's fascinating book, Smart Spacetime".     source