Mathias Verraes, one of the organizers of DDD Europe, recently gave a talk at DDD London on how to name things to both improve your code and to improve communication with the business.

“Make the implicit explicit” must be one of the most valuable advices I ever got about software modelling and design. Gather around for some tales from the trenches: stories from software projects where identifying a missing concept, and bringing it front and centre, turned the model inside out. Our tools: metaphors, pedantry, type systems, the age old heuristic of “Follow the money”, visual models, and a healthy obsession with language.