Engineering the Future of Software
16–18 October 2017: Conference & Tutorials
18–19 October 2017: Training
London, UK

The move toward modularity

Mark Richards (Independent)
9:059:25 Monday, 16 October 2017
Location: King's Suite - Balmoral
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 35 ratings)

Business, society, and technology are changing at an ever-increasing rate, and we technologists constantly create new programming languages, frameworks, platforms, and tools to help us keep up. However, in most cases it is not enough. We must also rethink how we approach the design and architecture of software for the future.

Architectural modularity will be a cornerstone of these software applications. Mark Richards explores the history of architectural modularity, discusses current architecture patterns that support modularity, and explains why architectural modularity is so important (and necessary).

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Mark Richards


Mark Richards is an experienced, hands-on software architect focused on 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 to 2003. He is the author of numerous technical books and videos from O’Reilly, including Software Architecture Fundamentals (video), Enterprise Messaging (video), and Java Message Service (book), and he’s a regular conference speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) symposium series. Mark has spoken at over 100 conferences and user groups around the world on a variety of enterprise-related technical topics. He holds a master’s degree in computer science as well as numerous architect and developer certifications from IBM, Sun, the Open Group, and BEA.