New England Software Symposium

September 28 - 30, 2018

The Move Towards Modularity

Friday - Sep 28 7:15 PM - Commons 1

Mark Richards

Mark Richards

Independent Software Architect, Author of Software Architecture Fundamentals

It seems like all we talk about these days is making our architectures more modular. However, several questions emerge when moving towards a level of architectural modularity. What are the benefits? Why should you care? How far should you take architectural modularity? Should you use service-based architecture or move all the way to microservices? What is the best approach for moving to microservices? In this keynote I'll address all of these questions so that you'll fully understand the rationale for this important trend and also understand a solid approach for moving to microservices.

It seems like all we talk about these days is making our architectures more modular. However, several questions emerge when moving towards a level of architectural modularity. What are the benefits? Why should you care? How far should you take architectural modularity? Should you use service-based architecture or move all the way to microservices? What is the best approach for moving to microservices? In this keynote I'll address all of these questions so that you'll fully understand the rationale for this important trend and also understand a solid approach for moving to microservices.

About 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. He has been in the software industry since 1983 and has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture. Mark is the founder of DeveloperToArchitect.com, a website devoted to helping developers in the journey to software architect. He is the author of numerous technical books and videos, including several books on Microservices (O'Reilly), the Software Architecture Fundamentals video series (O’Reilly), Enterprise Messaging video series (O’Reilly), Java Message Service, 2nd Edition (O’Reilly), and a contributing author to 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know (O’Reilly). Mark has a master’s degree in computer science and numerous architect and developer certifications from IBM, Sun, The Open Group, and Oracle. He is a regular conference speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) Symposium Series and has spoken at hundreds of conferences and user groups around the world on a variety of enterprise-related technical topics.