Cyrille Martraire (@cyriux) is CTO and partner at Arolla (@ArollaFr), the founder of the Paris Software Craftsmanship community and a regular speaker at international conferences. With 17+ years of experience in startups, software vendors and banks, Cyrille still calls himself a developer. He's passionate about design in every aspect: TDD, BDD and in particular DDD.
Cyrille also has an extensive knowledge of capital market finance, and he's the author of the book Living Documentation published by Addison-Wesley Professional.
If you prefer coding over writing documentation, then you’ll love Living Documentation! A Living Documentation changes at the same pace as software design and development, from establishment of business goals to capturing domain knowledge, creating architecture, designing software and coding. It builds on top of BDD and DDD, but it also has its own key principles and novels ways to dramatically improve your documentation at minimal extra cost by using well-crafted artifacts and judicious automation.
This workshop from Cyrille Martraire, the author of the book "Living Documentation" (Addison-Wesley Professional), will guide you on how to implement the approach in your projects. Even if you haven't read the book, this workshop is the right place to learn the main elements of a Living Documentation, step by step through a provided sample Java code base.
First principles are the origins, main concepts or assumptions that cannot be deduced from anything else. Reasoning from first principles is best described by Elon Musk: "You boil things down to the most fundamental truths and say, 'What are we sure is true?' ... and then reason up from there." This contrasts with reasoning by analogy, "where we are doing this because it’s like something else that was done or it is like what other people are doing."
Reasoning from first principles takes more of mental energy, but it is the key to radical innovations beyond small incremental evolutions, and it offers many other implementation benefits too. It is particularly relevant for domain modelling in DDD, especially on a core domain that we need to understand deeper, breaking free from the legacy thinking.
Join Cyrille Martraire for a whole day where you will learn how to deconstruct domain models until you reach their substantial first principles. As on a real project, we'll start from piles of feature requests, and we'll crunch them through code refactoring and critical analysis until we identify the domain insights that will lead to a smarter modelling in code.
The training covers the following learning points through practice:
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