Analyzing and Critiquing Architectures

Track: Architecture
Software architecture is having a moment, from best selling books to packed classes, the software industry acknowledges the importance of the parts of software resistant to internet searches. Ample pixels have been spilt talking about patterns, decomposition, styles, diagrams and more and all to good ends! But when it comes time to review an architecture, what should you do? What factors should you consider? How do you provide constructive feedback? But we won’t just talk theory, we’ll work through real world examples, providing you a chance to practice this vital skill.
Nathaniel Schutta
Nathaniel T. Schutta is a software architect focused on cloud computing and building usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written multiple books and appeared in various videos. Nate is a seasoned speaker regularly presenting at conferences worldwide, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, meetups, universities, and user groups. In addition to his day job, Nate is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches students to embrace (and evaluate) technical change. Driven to rid the world of bad presentations, Nate coauthored the book Presentation Patterns with Neal Ford and Matthew McCullough. Nate recently published Thinking Architecturally and Responsible Microservices both available as free downloads from VMware.