The RefactoryJoe is a founder and principal of The Refactory, Inc., he runs his own consulting and mentoring business, and is the President of the non-profit called The Hillside Group.

Joseph is an international speaker, pattern author, and longstanding member of The Hillside Group where he currently serves as the President of the Hillside Board, a group dedicated to improving the quality of software development. He is co-author of the Big Ball of Mud pattern, which illuminates many fallacies in the approach to software architecture. Joseph has chaired the Pattern Languages of Programming Conference (PLoP), given a keynote address at Agile Portugal, helped organize SugarLoaf PLoP, ChiliPLoP, and PLoPs for many years, as well as presented tutorials and talks at conferences such as OOPSLA, Agile PT, SATURN, CBSoft, and ECOOP. He has also contributed with tracks at QCon San Francisco, assisted the new AsianPLoP with their first conference, organized a web 2.0 workshop at the TOOLS conference in Europe, and presented papers and tutorials at many conferences around the world. >> Read More


Mar10 Demo  ImageAdaptive Object Model Researcher and Design Pattern Writer  Joe has been involved for quite some time working on and deploying Adaptive Systems or Domain-Specific Languages for clients. Joe thinks software is still too hard to change. He wants to do something about this and believes that by using good patterns and by putting the ability to change software into the hands of the people with the domain knowledge seems to be some promising avenues to solve this problem. Joe has written papers, presentations, and tutorials on Adaptive Object-Models, metamodeling, frameworks, and has organized many workshops on this topic. Take a look at his research and papers to find out more about his studies and specialties. >> Read More

Mar10 Demo ImageJoe currently resides in Urbana, Illinois. He runs two companies, works on software development projects, authors pattern papers, and enjoys the day to day life of a traveler and consultant. Joe supports the local community through a portal site titled CU Local He enjoys riding his Harley, cycling Central Illinois trails, listening to a variety of music, and spending time with friends and family. >> Read More

Joe Yoder

Joseph Yoder

Agilist, Computer Scientist, Consultant, Object Oriented Developer, All Around Good Guy!


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What is Pragmatic Test Driven Development (TDD) all about?

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Big Ball of Mud: Still the De-Facto Standard of Software Design.

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I have an interview online regarding my keynote address at the Agile Portugal conference in June.

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After Agile2009, a blogger wrote a synopsis of the Big Ball of Mud talk.

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I gave a recorded interview at QCon 2009 where I discuss the AOM framework.

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Joe's Publications

Can be downloaded from my website. I add new material as it's been published.

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Training Mentoring

Are you looking for design patterns training or mentoring? Joseph provides training courses for a variety of languages.

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