Presentation: "Five Considerations for Software Architects"

Time: Friday 14:15 - 15:15

Location: Fleming Room


What general qualities in a software architecture help to promote its success? We can of course focus on fitness for purpose, cost of change, organisational acceptance, and so on, but are there broad considerations that can be kept in mind when looking at the structural and developmental side of an architecture?

Those involved in software have a lot to keep in mind as they negotiate the worlds inside and outside of their code and the relationship between them. For those interested in improving the state of their art there are many (many) sources of specific recommendations they can use to sharpen their practice.

This talk takes a step back from the busy, overpopulated and often overwhelming world of such recommendations to focus on five general considerations that can inform more detailed recommendations and specific decisions.

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Kevlin Henney, Independent Consultant

 Kevlin  Henney

Kevlin Henney is an independent consultant and trainer based in Bristol, UK. He has variously developed and delivered training courses, consultancy and software across a number of domains ever since getting involved in professional software development in the late 1980s.

Kevlin's work focuses on software architecture, patterns, development process and programming languages.

He has been a columnist for various magazines and online publications, including The Register, Java Report and C++ Report. With Frank Buschmann and Doug Schmidt, he is coauthor of two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series, A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages.