Gateway Software Symposium

April 5 - 6, 2019

Fixing Software Architecture

Saturday - Apr 6 2:45 PM - SALON A-C

Kirk Knoernschild

Kirk Knoernschild

Software Developer & Mentor

Current approaches to software architecture do not work. As we challenge some of the sacred truths of software development (reuse, failure prevention), we examine how current approaches to software architecture must also change.

Software systems evolve but current approaches to architecture do not factor in this inevitable evolution. Attempts to define the architectural vision for a system early in the development lifecycle does not work. Big architecture up front (BAUF) does not work. To compound the challenge, agile methods offer very little guidance on how to effectively do software architecture.

In this session, we examine several actionable principles that will help you create software architectures that possess the ability to continuously evolve.

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About Kirk Knoernschild

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.