Gateway Software Symposium

April 5 - 6, 2019

Modularity: The Foundation of Modern Architectures and Platforms

Saturday - Apr 6 1:00 PM - SALON A-C

Kirk Knoernschild

Kirk Knoernschild

Software Developer & Mentor

Modularity is the common aspect of modern architectures and platforms. Understanding the role of modularity when making architecture decisions is critical.

The architecture paradigms we’re using are changing. The platforms we deploy our software to are changing. We are confronted with several new architecture paradigms to choose from, such as microservices and miniservices. Yet should we automatically discard some of the proven architectures we’ve used in the past, including more traditional web services? Likewise, new platforms, such as cloud, complicate the decision. Yet, at the heart of this transformation is modularity.

In this session, we’ll explore how modularity is impacting the platforms we are leveraging and the architecture paradigms we’ll use and offer a clear roadmap with proven guidance on navigating the architecture decisions we must make.

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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.