Collaborate on architecture, and express it in Go

We will discuss which behaviors we should avoid, how to initiate and lead architectural discussions, and how to express these intentions in Go. We will start with issues with large pull requests, being too excited with solutions, and ivory tower architects. Next, we will move on to keeping decision records and diagrams, confronting our biases, and approaching the problem differently. In the end, we will do a live coding session to continue the discussion with future developers reading our code: using type aliases, interfaces, internal folders, and project structure.

LEVEL: Advanced

Place
GoLab Deep
Length
40 min
When
November 13th, 2024
12:30

Abstract

DESCRIPTION:

The best ideas come from clashing opinions. Software architecture isn’t different. There are ways to discuss that will stifle diversity of thought, and there are ways that challenge assumptions. We can have fantastic ideas and still lose our teammates’ buy-in along the way. All of these discussions can be continued by expressing our ideas with Go mechanisms.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

I tested this talk at a local Go meetup. It stirred a lot of discussion during Q&A, which was lovely.
The biggest shift in my recent career was elevating collaboration in architecture. This shift affected not only how I start a discussion with a team but also how a team can forward these discussions to future developers reading our code. Go has a wide variety of mechanisms that can help us express our intentions, which are a bit different than in other languages.

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