Michael Nygard

Michael Nygard
Architect, Cognitect

Website | @mtnygard

I’ve been a professional programmer and architect for over 20 years. In that time, I’ve delivered systems to the U. S. Government, the military, banking, finance, agriculture, and retail industries. Along the way, I have shared my painfully-won experience by mentoring, writing, and speaking.

My work has spanned domains as diverse as B2B exchanges, retail commerce sites, travel and leisure sites, an information brokerage, and applications for the military and intelligence communities.

In 2007, the Pragmatic Programmers published my book Release It! Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software. Most books on software architecture and design aim for QA. “Release It!” is all about surviving the real world.


Web Performance Mission City B1
Michael Nygard (Cognitect)
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 14 ratings)
Application failures follow patterns. That's a relief, because it means we can apply some common solutions. This talk discusses architecture and design patterns that will give your application robust uptime in the face of "interesting" and "exciting" events: partial failures, overloads, and slow responses. Read more.
Office Hours Exhibit Hall (Office Hours B)
Michael Nygard (Cognitect)
Michael Nygard, Architect, Relevance, Inc. Read more.


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