Simpler architectural models

Let’s say it’s time to build some views on the Information System architecture, or some part of it. The question is: how to keep these views simple to produce and simple to use? The detail level trap People often think that the more details you put in the more accurate views you get. They spend […] more…
Architecture en tant qu’élément de culture IT

Architecture en tant qu’élément de culture IT

J’étais à devops REX 2019 l’automne dernier. Et comme je n’aime pas spécialement la “sécurité” j’ai suivi la track DevSecOps car j’étais là pour apprendre ;) — [Début] Pourquoi mettre en avant la sécurité dans le DevOps ? Pourquoi parler de DevSecOps ? DevOps c’est bien sûr automatiser tout ce qu’on peut sans trop d’effort […] more…
TOGAF spirit

TOGAF spirit

Sustainability I discovered TOGAF some times ago, and it has sounded to me as a revelation: a new insight on how to build and maintain a sustainable Information Systems (IS). Sustainable here means a way to survive with minimal effort. Wait… I’m not saying that TOGAF brings off-the-shelf solutions, I dare even say that it doesn’t […] more…
TOGAF & Application Downsizing

TOGAF & Application Downsizing

Context Based on one of my past missions, a short story about how business side may see IT side and how TOGAF envision may help about that. Let’s name my customer Company. Company has launched a program to reduce IT operational costs and move toward open standards. One key step is to downsize a huge […] more…
TOGAF & Software Architecture

TOGAF & Software Architecture

Edited on 13/12/5 I recently obtained the TOGAF Foundation Certification. That’s nice to be successful at first time with a certification exam, my first exam since at least 25 years! I’ll talk about TOGAF in other posts but, you know, when you just learned something new and discovered a new part of the world you […] more…
Surviving legacy code

Surviving legacy code

Reblogged from Learning by Shipping: “Surviving legacy code” Very interesting reading from a “high-level developer” viewpoint on how to improve legacy code. I’d say that automated refactoring or re-architecture, using MDE approaches, is a variant of the “Rewrite underneath” option also including some code removal. Hopefully a cheaper and faster one. But that doesn’t change […] more…
Get rid of Pacbase (and CASE tools) #1

Get rid of Pacbase (and CASE tools) #1

First of all, the views expressed here are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of my past, current and future employers. Situation: A Company uses a CASE tool (Computer Aided Software Environment) to develop and maintain part of its application portfolio. For some reasons, the company wants to get rid of this CASE tool. One […] more…
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