Monolithic applications are difficult to understand, maintain, and extend with new features and functionality. Modularity helps achieve these goals. Unfortunately, few applications have been designed with modularity in mind. In this workshop, we take a deep dive into modularity.
In part 1, we'll start developing a software system using several of the patterns of modular architecture. We'll explore the patterns and then apply them to develop a sample application. Along the way, we'll discuss implementation variations and the consequences of our decision. When finished, we'll have a simple but useful application that you can take home with you and easily extend with new functionality. This session is all pure Java, and you'll be able to apply the techniques you learn immediately. Be sure to bring a laptop.
Kirk is software developer with a passion for building great software. He takes a keen interest in design, architecture, application development platforms, agile development, and the IT industry in general, especially as it relates to software development. His recent book, Java Application Architecture was published in 2012, and presents 18 patterns that help you design modular software.