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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
Domain-Driven Design
Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software
Eric Evans - Aug 29, 2003
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"Eric Evans has written a fantastic book on how you can make the design of your software match your mental model of the problem domain you are addressing. "His book is very compatible with XP. It is not about drawing pictures of a domain; it is about how you think of it, the language you use to talk about it, and how you organize your software to r...
Grady Booch
Sep 01, 2020
I absolutely love this book. I was surprised, in my research, to find a very early use of the phrase "domain-driven design" in a paper from 2003 by Bedir Tekinerdogan and Mehmet Aksit from @utwenteEN      source
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David Heinemeier Hansson
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
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
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
Bill Watterson - Nov 13, 2012 (first published in 2005)
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Join Calvin and Hobbes on all their adventures in this four-volume collection of every comic strip from the comic strips eleven year history (1985 to1996).Calvin and Hobbes is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in mo...
Grady Booch
May 09, 2020
This is my go-to crisis comfort book @Calvinn_Hobbes      source
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Paul Graham
Kubernetes Patterns
Reusable Elements for Designing Cloud-Native Applications
Bilgin Ibryam - May 07, 2019
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The way developers design, build, and run software has changed significantly with the evolution of microservices and containers. These modern architectures use new primitives that require a different set of practices than most developers, tech leads, and architects are accustomed to. With this focused guide, Bilgin Ibryam and Roland Huß from Red Ha...
Grady Booch
Apr 21, 2020
Shout out to @bibryam and @ro14nd: You two have written a wonderful, incredibly informative, and intensely useful book. Thank you!      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
Writing Code That Nobody Else Can Read
Parody O'Reilly Blank Notebook | Coding Developer Journal Gift For Those Who Love Programming | (6" x 9") 120 Pages
Tree Leaf Press - Dec 12, 2020
For most of us who have been in the field of Information Technology (IT) for a while, we have either purchased or borrowed a programming book from the O’Reilly library of books. For nearly 40 years, O’Reilly has been partnering with people to bring big ideas to life. From the start of the world wide web to the expansion of open source software, big...
Grady Booch
Apr 11, 2016
Another must-read book in the O Rly series.      source