Some Reading on Essence vs. Ceremony

In both my next MSDN article and a bit of my QCon talk I’m exploring the topic of “Essence vs. Ceremony” applied to .Net architectures.  Along the way, I reread this gem from Stuart Holloway:

Ending Legacy Code Within Our Lifetime

and discovered this from Neal Ford:

Ceremony vs Essense


Stu & co at Relevance are primarily a Ruby shop, but I highly recommend their blog for anyone interested in software craftsmanship.

About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at
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  • Jeremy D. Miller

    The grammar is fixed.

  • David Fauber

    “In my both”

    reads like Ms Teen S Carolina 😉

    Thanks for the links, very on-point for some issues I’m wrestling with right now.