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Abstract Decomposition And Concrete Composition

On the left we have the process of abstract decomposition, and on the right we have the process of concrete composition:

Decompose And Compose

Note that during the concrete composition from parts to final system on the right, we gracefully transition through two stable, intermediate forms. Some people and communities, especially those obsessed with “velocity” and “time-to-market“, would say “bollocks” to all those value-subtracting, intermediate steps. We no need no stinking intermediate¬† forms:

direct composition





  1. November 6, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Those who hail from the place where it’s common to say “bollocks” have another term: “dog’s breakfast”. It’s one thing to collect the parts, quite another to put them together in a way that fits the need.

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