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  • Martin Fowler talks about his fear of public speaking. I would not have guessed this listening to him speak which I have done many times. I know exactly how he feels about this as to see him write about it brings me right back to my own feelings about it. At some point I decided that all those people I grew up in my career listening to and watching give amazing conference talks … that probably wasn’t the right path for me. There’s other work to be done 🙂
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  • The majestic monolith: A post from DHH about monoliths and microservices that resonates with me quite a bit. Side effects of complexity in a system I’m thinking of now are failures, emergent behaviour, dev + operator cognitive load, trickier production support, … Many many applications don’t need the extra complexity now and never will
  • Humble objects: Making a class easier to test by factoring out smaller bits into easily tested ones. I’ve heard the term “sprouting” recently referring to the same concept