Software Design in the 21st Century – Martin Fowler – 8, 29 March


In the last decade or so we’ve seen a number of new ideas added to the mix to help us effectively design our software. Patterns help us capture the solutions and rationale for using them. Refactoring allows us to alter the design of a system after the code is written. Agile methods, in particular Extreme Programming, give us a highly iterative and evolutionary approach which is particularly well suited to changing requirements and environments. Martin Fowler has been a leading voice in these techniques and will give a suite of short talks featuring various aspects about his recent thinking about how these and other developments affect our software development.



Martin is Chief Scientist at Thoughtworks, Opinion Leader and Author of many Development books. Martin concentrates on designing enterprise software – looking at what makes a good design and what practices are needed to come up with good design. He’s been a pioneer of various topics around object-oriented technology and agile methods, and written several books including “Refactoring”, “UML Distilled”, “Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture”, and “NoSQL Distilled”. Martins also writes at





5:30 pm Welcome networking with refreshments
6:00 pm Presentation followed by Q&A


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