What I Think About When I Think About Coupling

The phrase “loosely coupled” is used alongside “microservices“ so often you'd be forgiven for assuming you get loose coupling for free, just by “doing“ microservices. (Spoiler: you don't.) But what actually is coupling? How loose is loose? Should we also be worried about cohesion? And why do we care?

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History of the 4 + 1 Architectural View Model

An exploration of the history and legacy of the 4 + 1 architectural views.

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4 + 1 Architectural View Model: Introduction

Have you ever worked on a microservices system struggling with the complex interactions of services and teams? Are you a startup hoping to build at MVP speed, but scale quickly? The 4 + 1 Views may help!

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Introduction

Hi, welcome to Dev Cycles. This blog is a place for me to share my experiences co-founding and helping grow two technology businesses to scale. I'm a developer at heart so it will mostly be about the tech, but it will also be about the intersection of technology, business, leadership, society and ethics.

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