Software Architecture All the Way Down

A little old lady once challenged a well-known scientist’s explanation on the structure of the universe, countering that the world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise. The scientist rebutted the little old lady’s challenge with one of his own by asking what the tortoise was standing on.

The little old lady’s sly reply was that it’s, “turtles all the way down.” So too is software architecture “turtles all the way down”. In this session, we cover a broad range of topics that challenge traditional practices of software architecture, examining what it takes to bring down the ivory tower, probing the paradoxical aspects of architecture’s goal, investigating the inextricable link between temporal decisions and structural flexibility, and exploring the roles of SOA, modularity, and software design principles and patterns.

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