Simplicity: the Way of the Unusual Architect

Simplicity: the Way of the Unusual Architect

It is often said that the difference between architecture and design is one of scale. Architects are concerned with "big" design and "big" integration. As developers become architects and architects become enterprise architects, the systems they build grow ever bigger and more complex. But does big necessarily need to mean complicated?

In this talk Dan argues for a new appreciation of simplicity, using examples from systems design, enterprise integration, build and deployment, and provides strategies to help you extract the simple essence from complex situations and problems, and to distinguish the simple from the simplistic.

"I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Daniel Terhorst-North

February 06, 2013
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