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I just went to a training class, the first formal training class that I’ve gone to in years. Advanced Distributed Systems Design using SOA & DDD

To say my mind was blown is an understatement.  It’s the entire contents for a semester long class in system architecture condensed into a five day span.  It was the equivalent of trying to drink from the fire hose, far to much, far too fast to really take it all in.

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I’ve been thinking a little about documentation recently. In some ways, documentation is like the parable of the blind men and the elephant. Where the elephant is the concept being described and the blind men are the artifacts being produced. Each of the documents captures a facet of the whole, but not the whole thing.  Every piece is an incomplete view of the whole item but taken together they describe a much larger concept.

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