Evaluating Architectures with Dependency Matrices

  • April 17, 2013 · 6:30 PM

Software is complex, and the architecture of those systems often is intangible. Dependency matrices are a way of making architecture very concrete. This talk will show how to use NDepend’s Dependency Matrix to improve the structure of our applications.

Michael Stiefel, principal of Reliable Software, Inc. is a consultant on software architecture and development, and the alignment of information technology with business goals. He was a member of the OASIS Technical Committee that developed the SOA Reference Model. He was a Lecturer in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where his research and teaching focus was understanding how people build mental models in order to solve problems. As Adjunct faculty, Stiefel has taught graduate and undergraduate software engineering courses at Northeastern University and Framingham State University. Michael Stiefel's education is from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a Interdisciplinary Ph.D degree in Nuclear Engineering, Political Science, and History of Technology; M.S. in Nuclear Engineering; and B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He is an active member of the IEEE Consultants Network.

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  • Colin B.

    As mentioned last night by Michael the folks at DevTeach have two special $25 workshops ahead of the conference. Make sure to check them out: http://www.devteach.com/Special...­

    April 18, 2013

  • Richard H.

    One of the best meetings this season. Excellent speaker. Only improvement I would make would be to adjust the winner of the dev teach pass ;-)

    April 18, 2013

  • Ted H.

    Stiefel is an excellent speaker. He stimulates discussion and always provides something to take away.

    April 18, 2013

  • Colin B.

    Deck and code can be found here - http://reliablesoftware.com/pre...­

    April 17, 2013

  • Sergei S.

    It was a nice presentation of basic things. In general, I had much fun, but on the next time would like to listen to more in depth presentation

    April 17, 2013

  • suthaharan

    New dimension to think about

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Intereresting subject matter

    April 17, 2013

  • Mustapha B.

    Sorry cannotmake it

    April 17, 2013

  • Mohammad Reza Y.

    It's a bummer not to be able to come:( have to be at home!

    April 17, 2013

  • Tony

    I have a meeting to attend. Next Time!

    April 16, 2013

  • Pierre B.

    Out of the country...

    April 13, 2013

  • Aravind

    .NET with gizmox, telerik, you name it... I've probably used it.

    April 5, 2013

  • Sergei S.

    Very interesting topic. Will definitely come

    April 3, 2013

  • Ross P.

    Sould be very interest. Reducing complexity is always challenging as the architecture grows.

    April 3, 2013

  • Jean-Rene R.

    Michael was voted best speaker at DevTeach Montreal Dec. 2012 with this session. He is a very good speaker. :)

    March 12, 2013

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