One of the oldest software development communities is also one you’ve probably not heard too much about. We’ve had the pleasure to discuss the reach history of PLoP, design patterns, architecture, microservices, and many others with Joe Yoder.
Joe Yoder has been involved for 25 years in the design patterns community (so-called Patterns Language of Programming or PLoP). He co-authored the Big Ball of Mud pattern, which illuminates many fallacies in the approach to software architecture. In addition, Joe is a founder and principal of The Refactory, Inc., he runs his own consulting and mentoring business, and is the President of the non-profit called The Hillside Group, a group dedicated to improving the quality of software development.
This conversation is part of the Agile Challenges series.