SDD 2017 Schedule

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Thursday 18 May 2017



Track 8

Why does yesterday's best practice become tomorrow's antipattern?

Coding Level 1
Advanced Level 2

Modern software development exhibits a curious trend: Yesterday’s Best Practice Becomes Tomorrow’s Antipattern. Why? EJB and SOA were once Best Practices, now shunned as anti-patterns. This keynote investigates why this trend continues, including increased tech stack complexity, primordial abstraction ooze, code reuse abuse, strangling dependency management, and the fundamental dynamic equilibrium of the software development ecosystem. I also investigate How to Avoid Yesterday’s Best Practice from Becoming Tomorrow’s Antipattern, including domain centric architectures, immutabile infrastructure, evolutionary architecture, incremental architectural change, and how to favor evolvability over predictability. Also includes figurative and literal dumpster fires.

Neal Ford

Neal Ford

Neal is a director, software architect, and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. He is also the designer and developer of applications, magazine articles, video/DVD presentations, and author and/or editor of eight books spanning a variety of subjects and technologies, including the most recent Presentation Patterns and Functional Thinking. He focuses on designing and building large-scale enterprise applications. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, speaking at over 300 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 2000 presentations.  @neal4d

Other presentations by Neal Ford

Mon 15 May 2017 at 9:30

Pre-Conference Workshop

Software architecture fundamentals

Tue 16 May 2017 at 11:30

Track 6

Comparing service based architectures

Wed 17 May 2017 at 9:30

Track 8

Hypothesis-driven development

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