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

Mark  Richards 
Software Architect, Independent

Website | @markrichardssa

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 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.

Sessions

9:059:25 Monday, 16 October 2017
Location: King's Suite - Balmoral
Mark  Richards  (Independent)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 35 ratings)
We must 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). Read more.
10:1510:45 Monday, 16 October 2017
Location: Table B
Mark  Richards  (Independent)
Come talk with Mark about the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems in J2EE and other technologies. Read more.
9:00 - 17:00 Wednesday, 18 October & Thursday, 19 October
Location: Thames Suite (Waterloo/Tower)
Mark  Richards  (Independent)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 6 ratings)
CNN recently rated software architect the number one job in America. Yet no clear path exists for moving from developer to architect. Mark Richards blends lecture and hands-on real-world group exercises to explore the many aspects of software architecture. You'll learn various integration styles (and when to use them) as well as patterns to fit various business needs and requirements. Read more.