Connascence, or How to Measure Coupling


Everyone talks about loose coupling, but what exactly does “coupling’ mean? How exactly do you measure coupling? In 15 minutes, I’ll outline the nine types of coupling and show you how you can reduce coupling through the concept of “Connascence”.

Nick Hodges

Nick Hodges is a Software Developemnt Manager at Gateway Ticketing Systems. A long-time Delphi developer, he has recently turned his attention to TypeScript and Angular.

Nick has a BA in Classical Languages from Carleton College and an MS in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School. In his career he has been a busboy, a cook, a caddie, a telemarketer (for which he apologizes), an Office Manager, a high school teacher, a Naval Intelligence officer, a software developer, a product manager, and a software development manager. In addition, he is a former Delphi Product Manager and Delphi R&D Team Manager. He’s a passionate Minnesota sports fan — especially the Timberwolves — as he grew up and went to college in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. He currrently lives with his family in Gilbertsville, PA.