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Tuesday 16 May 2017



Track 7

Frobisher 3

Modular monoliths

Coding Level 2
Advanced Level 3

If you want evidence that the software development industry is susceptible to fashion, just go and take a look at all of the hype around microservices. It’s everywhere! For some people microservices is “the next big thing”, whereas for others it’s simply a lightweight evolution of the big service-oriented architectures that we saw 10 years ago “done right”. Microservices is by no means a silver bullet though, and the design thinking required to create a good microservices architecture is the same as that needed to create a well structured monolith. And this begs the question that if you can’t build a well-structured monolith, what makes you think microservices is the answer?

Simon Brown

Simon Brown


Simon is an independent consultant specialising in technical leadership, communication and lightweight pragmatic approaches to software architecture. He is the author of 'Software Architecture for Developers', creator of the C4 software architecture model, and the founder of Structurizr, a SaaS to visualise, document and explore software architecture. He's a regular speaker at technical conferences around the world. http://www.simonbrown.je  @simonbrown

Other presentations by Simon Brown

Mon 15 May 2017 at 9:30

Pre-Conference Workshop

The art of visualising software architecture

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