Software Architecture Patterns
Date: This event took place live on January 06 2015
Presented by: Mark Richards
Duration: Approximately 90 minutes.
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Just as developers use design patterns in software development, architects use well-defined architecture patterns to define the characteristics and shape of the architecture. Using the wrong architecture pattern (or no pattern at all) can sometimes be a very costly mistake resulting in an architecture that doesn't work. It is therefore vital that architects are aware of and understand the various architecture patterns available. During this webcast I will discuss several common architecture patterns, including the traditional layered architecture, microservices architecture, space-based architecture, event-driven architecture, and microkernel architecture. Along the way I will show real-world examples to demonstrate how the patterns work, as well as describe the pros and cons of each pattern. I will also discuss how requirements and operational aspects can drive which patterns to use. Using the right architecture pattern for your system is critical, because as we all know, once in place the architecture is very hard to change.
About Mark Richards
Mark Richards is a hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of Microservices Architectures, Service Oriented Architectures, and distributed systems in J2EE and other technologies. He has been involved in the software industry since 1983, and has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture. Mark served as the President of the New England Java Users Group from 1999 thru 2003. He is the author of several technical books and videos, including "Software Architecture Fundamentals" (O'Reilly video), "Enterprise Messaging" (O'Reilly video), and "Java Message Service 2nd Edition" (O'Reilly book). Mark carries a masters degree in computer science, and has numerous architect and developer certifications from IBM, Sun, The Open Group, and BEA. He is a regular conference speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) Symposium Series, and has spoken at over 100 conferences and user groups around the world on a variety of enterprise-related technical topics.