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SDD 2017 Schedule

Coding Level
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Thursday 18 May 2017



Track 6

Frobisher 4

The missing piece

Coding Level 1
Advanced Level 4

Over recent decades, the software development industry has carved out a massive core body of knowledge of software architecture and design patterns. And yet, fundamentally, our industry is not better off because of it, as it falls behind trying to cope quickly with ever-changing requirements and increased complexity, coupled with dwindling budgets and outsourcing constraints. A dissonance exists between the ivory tower theoretical world of best practices and the grim reality in the trenches.

In this visionary session, Juval will articulate the root causes of the problem, and propose a contemporary solution comprising of tools, process and a new profession, literally a missing piece in the puzzle he calls the business architect.

Finally, he will predicate the impact and infliction adopting his approach will have on the livelihood and prosperity of every software architect and developer.

Juval Löwy

Juval Löwy


Juval is the founder of IDesign and a master software architect specializing in system and project design. He has mentored hundreds of architects across the globe, sharing his insights, techniques, and breakthroughs, in architecture, project design, development process, and technology. Juval is Microsoft’s Regional Director for the Silicon Valley and had participated in the Microsoft internal strategic design reviews for C#, WCF and related technologies. He is a frequent speaker at international software development conferences, and he has written a number of books, the latest of which is the forthcoming 4th edition of Programming WCF Services (O'Reilly 2015). http://www.idesign.net

Other presentations by Juval Löwy

Mon 15 May 2017 at 9:30

Pre-Conference Workshop

Zen of architecture

Tue 16 May 2017 at 11:30

Track 8

The Architect

Wed 17 May 2017 at 9:30

Track 7

Zen of architecture

Thu 18 May 2017 at 14:00

Track 6

Advanced techniques in software project design

Fri 19 May 2017 at 9:30

Post-Conference Workshop

Microservices-oriented development process

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