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About Kevlin Henney
I'm an independent consultant, international speaker, writer and trainer. I live in Bristol and online.
My software development interests are in patterns, programming, practice and process. As well as contributing to a number of projects, I've been involved in (far too) many committees (for conferences, publications and standards, but as yet I've not been on a committee for committees).
My fiction writing tends to the short side — and occasionally to the dark side — spanning a number of genres.
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By applying universal rules of software architecture, you can dramatically improve developer productivity throughout the life of any software system. Now, building upon the success of his best-selling books Clean Code and The Clean Coder, legendary software craftsman Robert C. Martin (“Uncle Bob”) reveals those rules and helps you apply them.
Martin’s Clean Architecture doesn’t merely present options. Drawing on over a half-century of experience in software environments of every imaginable type, Martin tells you what choices to make and why they are critical to your success. As you’ve come to expect from Uncle Bob, this book is packed with direct, no-nonsense solutions for the real challenges you’ll face–the ones that will make or break your projects.
- Learn what software architects need to achieve–and core disciplines and practices for achieving it
- Master essential software design principles for addressing function, component separation, and data management
- See how programming paradigms impose discipline by restricting what developers can do
- Understand what’s critically important and what’s merely a “detail”
- Implement optimal, high-level structures for web, database, thick-client, console, and embedded applications
- Define appropriate boundaries and layers, and organize components and services
- See why designs and architectures go wrong, and how to prevent (or fix) these failures
Clean Architecture is essential reading for every current or aspiring software architect, systems analyst, system designer, and software manager–and for every programmer who must execute someone else’s designs.
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If you want to push your Java skills to the next level, this book provides expert advice from Java leaders and practitioners. You’ll be encouraged to look at problems in new ways, take broader responsibility for your work, stretch yourself by learning new techniques, and become as good at the entire craft of development as you possibly can.
Edited by Kevlin Henney and Trisha Gee, 97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know reflects lifetimes of experience writing Java software and living with the process of software development. Great programmers share their collected wisdom to help you rethink Java practices, whether working with legacy code or incorporating changes since Java 8.
A few of the 97 things you should know:
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- “Learn Java Idioms and Cache in Your Brain”—Jeanne Boyarsky
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With contributions from some of the most experienced and respected practitioners in the industry--including Michael Feathers, Pete Goodliffe, Diomidis Spinellis, Cay Horstmann, Verity Stob, and many more--this book contains practical knowledge and principles that you can apply to all kinds of projects.
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In this truly unique technical book, today's leading software architects present valuable principles on key development issues that go way beyond technology. More than four dozen architects -- including Neal Ford, Michael Nygard, and Bill de hOra -- offer advice for communicating with stakeholders, eliminating complexity, empowering developers, and many more practical lessons they've learned from years of experience. Among the 97 principles in this book, you'll find useful advice such as:
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- For the End User, the Interface Is the System (Vinayak Hegde)
- It's Never Too Early to Think About Performance (Rebecca Parsons)
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Sparks fly from Blacksmiths' hammers. Careless criminals are undone by stray embers. Pyromaniacs indulge in their obsession. A Million candles hold dark forces at bay.
Through it all fire brings change. An agent of chaos, a catalyst, a tool, a weapon.
From heart-warming tales of family and friendship, to explosive, action-packed adventure, and dark journeys into the human psyche, North Bristol Writers bring you a collection that explores our complicated, incendiary relationship with fire.
The Real Jazz Baby features 162 ﬂash ﬁctions from over 120 of the best ﬂash ﬁction writers in the world.
These short short stories, each no longer than 360 words, were long-listed for the four rounds of the Reﬂex ﬂash ﬁction competition held in 2018.
Within these pages traditional narrative shares space with the experimental. Humour sits alongside tragedy. The Real Jazz Baby is the perfect introduction to readers new to ﬂash ﬁction, and essential reading for those already familiar with what the form can offer.
Featuring prize-winning stories by Fiona J Mackintosh, Karen Ashe, Alex Reece Abbott, Christopher M Drew, K M Elkes, Lyndsay Wheble, Johanna Robinson, E L Norry, Sharon Telfer, Donna L Greenwood, and Conor Montague.
Authors include: Susmita Bhattacharya, Joanna Campbell, Judy Darley, Vanessa Gebbie, Nod Ghosh, Kevlin Henney, Jude Higgins, Michael Loveday, Nuala O’Connor, Meg Pokrass, Angela Readman, Robert Scotellaro, Jeanette Sheppard, David Swann and NFFD Co-Directors, Ingrid Jendrzejewski, Diane Simmons, and Santino Prinzi.
Java's much-awaited "Project Jigsaw" is finally here! Java 11 includes a built-in modularity framework, and The Java Module System is your guide to discovering it. In this new book, you'll learn how the module system improves reliability and maintainability, and how it can be used to reduce tight coupling of system components.
Foreword by Kevlin Henney.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. You'll find registration instructions inside the print book.
About the Technology
Packaging code into neat, well-defined units makes it easier to deliver safe and reliable applications. The Java Platform Module System is a language standard for creating these units. With modules, you can closely control how JARs interact and easily identify any missing dependencies at startup. This shift in design is so fundamental that starting with Java 9, all core Java APIs are distributed as modules, and libraries, frameworks, and applications will benefit from doing the same.
About the Book
The Java Module System is your in-depth guide to creating and using Java modules. With detailed examples and easy-to-understand diagrams, you'll learn the anatomy of a modular Java application. Along the way, you'll master best practices for designing with modules, debugging your modular app, and deploying to production.
- The anatomy of a modular Java app
- Building modules from source to JAR
- Migrating to modular Java
- Decoupling dependencies and refining APIs
- Handling reflection and versioning
- Customizing runtime images
- Updated for Java 11
About the Reader
Perfect for developers with some Java experience.
About the Author
Nicolai Parlog is a developer, author, speaker, and trainer. His home is codefx.org.
Table of Contents
- First piece of the puzzle
- Anatomy of a modular application
- Defining modules and their properties
- Building modules from source to JAR
- Running and debugging modular applications
- Compatibility challenges when moving to Java 9 or later
- Recurring challenges when running on Java 9 or later
- Incremental modularization of existing projects
- Migration and modularization strategies
- Using services to decouple modules
- Refining dependencies and APIs
- Reflection in a modular world
- Module versions: What's possible and what's not
- Customizing runtime images with jlink
- Putting the pieces together
PART 1 - Hello, modules
PART 2 - Adapting real-world projects
PART 3 - Advanced module system features
“The Flash Fiction Festival 2018 was a wonderfully inclusive, supportive weekend for flash writers at all levels. Its workshops were well varied and inspirational, while the readings gave so much pleasure with the quality and range of the work. Not to be missed next year!”
—Carrie Etter, poet, flash fiction writer and Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.
“The Flash Fiction Festival 2018, under the direction of Jude Higgins, is itself a collaborative work of art. It was a deep pleasure to be part of a world where everyone was open, engaged in each other’s writing, and made more adventurous by proximity to this community. We talked, we ate, we drank, we wrote. Then we wrote about what had just happened.”
—Laurie Stone, writer, critic and teacher.
“A great weekend. A lot of serious work done, but also a lot of fun. If you write, or want to write flash, book for next year as soon as booking opens!”
—Jenny Woodhouse, writer, U3A Group Leader.
“A fabulous weekend from start to finish. Thanks so much for inviting me to book.”
—Tim Craig, writer.
Welcome to the Graveyard -- Where the worlds of the living and the dead overlap.
The sigh of troubled spirits drifts between ivy choked headstones. As the sun sets, follow the winding path between the yew trees to the place where lost souls gather, and settle in for a night of tales both disturbing and uplifting.
A boy encounters a mysterious groundskeeper; two students unearth an ancient terror; and in the wilds of Africa, a hunter stumbles into danger. In a vision of the future, a blackened sky unleashes creatures of the night. Closer to home, a message from beyond the grave gives a young man hope.
From the collective who brought you North by South West and The Dark Half of The Year comes a third anthology of 16 enthralling stories inspired by our many faceted relationship with the deceased and their place of rest.
Most of the UK’s top flash fiction writers and teachers offered workshops and talks and readings at the Flash Fiction Festival: David Gaffney, Tania Hershman, Calum Kerr, David Swann, Vanessa Gebbie, Kit de Waal, Paul McVeigh, Peter Blair, Ashley Chantler, KM Elkes, Meg Pokrass, Jude Higgins, Christopher Fielden and Michael Loveday. Plus distinguished international guest and leading exponent of the form, Pamela Painter, from the United States.
“It was a wonderful assembly of authors and editors and ‘students’ – though the students already seemed like authors.”
“You managed to create a relaxed yet focussed ambiance so that participants could let anxieties fall away, have fun writing and immersing themselves in craft and other skills, soaking up all the varied and sparkling influences that abounded.”
“...I had previously come across the genre, viewing it more or less exclusively as something light and whimsical but I had completely under estimated its potential and the discipline involved. It was these latter two aspects that intrigued me...”
“...comments and insights from the workshops showed me how the embryonic idea I started with could be developed and given depth.”