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SDD 2017 Schedule

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Wednesday 17 May 2017



Track 6

Cinema 1

Microservices pitfalls

Coding Level 1
Advanced Level 3

Even though teams are gaining more experience in designing and developing microservices, nevertheless there is still a lot to learn about this highly distributed and somewhat complicated architecture style. Unfortunately, lots of microservices anti-patterns and pitfalls emerge during this learning curve. Learning about these anti-patterns and pitfalls early on can help you avoid costly mistakes during your development process. While anti-patterns are things that seem like a good idea at the time but can lead you down a bad path, pitfalls are those practices that are never a good idea at the time – ever. In this session I will cover some of the more common pitfalls you will likely encounter while creating microservices, and most importantly describe some of the techniques for avoiding these expensive pitfalls. Included in this session will be the Grains of Sand Pitfall, Developer Without a Cause Pitfall, Jump on the Bandwagon Pitfall, Logging Can Wait Pitfall, Using Too Much Acid Pitfall, Static Contract Pitfall, Are We There Yet Pitfall, and the Give it a Rest Pitfall.

Mark Richards

Mark Richards


Mark is an experienced, hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems in a variety of platforms and technologies. He has been in the software industry since 1983 and has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture. He is the author of numerous technical books and videos, including Microservices vs. Service-Oriented Architecture (O'Reilly), Microservices AntiPatterns and Pitfalls ('O'Reilly), the Software Architecture Fundamentals video series with Neal Ford (O’Reilly), Enterprise Messaging video series (O’Reilly), and contributing author to 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know (O’Reilly). Mark has a master’s degree in computer science and numerous architect and developer certifications from IBM, Sun, The Open Group, and Oracle. He is a regular conference speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) Symposium Series and has spoken at more than 150 conferences and user groups around the world on a variety of enterprise-related technical topics. http://www.wmrichards.com  @markrichardssa

Other presentations by Mark Richards

Mon 15 May 2017 at 9:30

Pre-Conference Workshop

The Architecture of Microservices

Tue 16 May 2017 at 9:30

Keynote Presentation

The art of problem solving

Tue 16 May 2017 at 14:00

Track 6

Microservices AntiPatterns

Wed 17 May 2017 at 11:30

Track 7

Reactive architecture patterns

Fri 19 May 2017 at 9:30

Post-Conference Workshop

Enterprise Architecture Workshop

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