How can the United States (and other countries) stay technically literate?

Thanks to plastic bricks from Denmark, kids in the United States (and all around the world) are learning to program at age 8. I had the priviledge of coaching a young team of NC kids (9 to 11 years old) to win the NC State Championship in FLL in three years. The Microbots were a dedicated group of…

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What is Shadow Architecture?

Shadow Architecture is method of communicating architecture to others on your agile team. The idea is that components and classes cast “shadows”. These shadows are simplified views of the code base. UML is a type of shadow. We can look at a UML model of a piece of code and we can say some things…

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Agile Architecture

In the mid-1990s, the prevailing trend in the industry was to begin a software development project by building elaborate models of the system. The idea was that writing the code was simple once the architectural structure and requirements were in place. However, many software development projects spent large amounts of time building these models only…

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