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Stefan Tilkov, SOA and REST authority, innoQ founder

Stefan Tilkov

Biography: Stefan Tilkov

Stefan Tilkov is co-founder and principal consultant at innoQ, a technology consulting company with offices in Germany and Switzerland. He has been involved in the design of large-scale, distributed systems for more than a decade, using a variety of technologies and tools ranging from C++ and CORBA over J2EE/Java EE and Web Services to REST and Ruby on Rails.

He has authored numerous articles and a book ("REST und HTTP", German), and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world.

Presentation: Breaking the monolith: Towards a system-of-systems architecture

Track: Architecture Evolution and Improvement / Time: Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30 / Location: Mountbatten Room

In any system of significant size, the same problem occurs again and again: What starts out as a light-weight, modern, efficient development effort using the technology of the day – be it Java and Java EE or Spring, Microsoft .NET, Ruby on Rails or any other of the well-known development stacks – ends up as a hard to change, monolithic, maintenance-intensive behemoth that everybody wants to get away from. But what are the core reason for this recurring pattern? In this session, we will discuss how and why things always seem to end up this way, and what strategies we can use to avoid this from the start.