Martin Fowler (born 1963) is an Anglo-American software engineer, author and international speaker on software development, specializing in object-oriented analysis and design, UML, patterns, and agile software development methodologies, including extreme programming.
Fowler was born and grew up in Walsall, England, where he went to Queen Mary's Grammar School for his secondary education. He graduated at University College London in 1986. In 1994 he moved to the United States, where he lives near Boston, Massachusetts in the suburb of Melrose.
Fowler started working with software in the early 1980s. Out of college in 1986 he started working in software development for Coopers & Lybrand until 1991. In 2000 he became Chief Scientist at ThoughtWorks, a systems integration and consulting company.
Fowler has written six books on the topic of software development (see Publications). He is a member of the Agile Alliance and helped create the Manifesto for Agile Software Development in 2001, along with more than 15 co-authors. He maintains a bliki, a mix of blog and wiki. He popularized the term Dependency Injection as a form of Inversion of Control.
- 1996. Analysis Patterns: Reusable Object Models. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-89542-0.
- 1997. UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language.
- 1999. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code, With Kent Beck, John Brant, William Opdyke, and Don Roberts (June 1999). . Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-48567-2.
- 2001. Planning Extreme Programming. With Kent Beck. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-71091-9.
- 2002. Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture. With David Rice, Matthew Foemmel, Edward Hieatt, Robert Mee, and Randy Stafford. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-321-12742-0.
- 2010. Domain-Specific Languages. With Rebecca Parsons. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0-321-71294-3.
- 2012. NoSQL Distilled. With Pramod Sadalage. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0-321-82662-6.
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