Software Architecture: The Hard Parts — 2 Half‑Day Workshops [SAG Digital 2021]


  2 days


This workshop is part of the Software Architecture Gathering Digital — 2021. This workshop takes place over 2 half-day sessions on 11 and 12 October 2021. To learn more about the conference and this workshop, please visit the conference's official website here.

Learn how to:

Software architects have no clean, easy decisions: everything is a terrible trade-off. Architecture has lots of difficult problems, which this platform-agnostic class highlights by investigating what makes architecture so hard.

This class is divided into 2 main parts. Pulling things apart (Part 1) focuses on how to break up systems and identify levels of modularity. However, once you’ve broken apart your systems, how do you tie them back together?

Putting them back together (Part 2) focuses on just this - the techniques of how to do contracts, orchestration, workflows, and transactions, while keeping everything loosely tied together and running smoothly.

About the Authors

Neal Ford

Neal Ford is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. He is also the designer and developer of applications, magazine articles, video/DVD presentations, and author and/or editor of eight books spanning a variety of subjects and technologies, including the most recent Presentation Patterns and Functional Thinking. He focuses on designing and building of large-scale enterprise applications. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, speaking at over 300 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 2000 presentations.

Mark Richards

Mark Richards is an experienced, hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems.

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Software Architecture: The Hard Parts — 2 Half‑Day Workshops [SAG Digital 2021]
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