I had the opportunity to attend a talk by Martin Fowler.
It was less themed and more ranging than one would expect from a
highly-regarded author, and as such, I found it that much more
interesting and valuable. He covered a lot on patterns and new books
coming out, as well as some books that have shaped some of the design
and architecture aspects of the programming field. He touched on some
interesting ideas around domain models as the underlying foundation of
enterprise apps. Definitely worth more investigation.
One thing that crossed by mind that I will have to look into is whether
there are any pattern repositories that address the security that could
be applied to a pattern. I wonder if we are reinforcing the security
afterthought epidemic by basing patterns on the pure, unassailable
programs we create in our minds where the crackers can’t get at them…