Princeton ACM 2015: Model minded development

I gave a talk to the Princeton chapter of the ACM on Model Minded Development.

Many slides have no text, so you’ll want to go to the Full slide deck with speaker notes.


The common denominator here is that software developers are expected to keep in mind many abstract yet complex models that constrain the code they write. In some ways these constraints are a burden and in other ways they are light that illuminates a path forward.

I discussed an idea called Model Minded Development that generalizes across DDD, Design Patterns, architecture, TDD, and coding styles. The defining characteristic of senior software developers is their facility with Model Minded Development and it enables them to operate at an advanced level.