273 WJUGxWCN ONLINE Thinking Architecturally
Another great year with WJUG has passed. Together with Warsaw Cloud Native Meetup we are very happy to inform you that the last talk in season 2019/2020 will be delivered by Nathaniel Schutta (VMware, previously Pivotal).
After the talk "Thinking Architecturally" we encourage you to join us on an after-talk online integration party. You'll be able to discuss with Nate and other great guests, share your impressions on passing WJUG season and ideas for the next year, or just chill around wonderful people for the last time before the summer break.
WE ARE STARTING AT 7 PM (GMT+2) on YouTube:
Rich Hickey once said programmers know the benefits of everything and the trade-offs of nothing…an approach that can lead a project down a path of frustrated developers and unhappy customers. As architects though, we must consider the trade-offs of every new library, language, pattern or approach and quickly make decisions often with incomplete information. How should we think about the inevitable technology choices we have to make on a project? How do we balance competing agendas? How do we keep our team happy and excited without chasing every new thing that someone finds on the inner webs?
As architects it is our responsibility to effectively guide our teams on the technology journey. In this talk I will outline the importance of trade-offs, how we can analyze new technologies and how we can effectively capture the inevitable architectural decisions we will make. I will also explore the value of fitness functions as a way of ensuring the decisions we make are actually reflected in the code base.
Nathaniel T. Schutta is a software architect focused on cloud computing and building usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written multiple books and appeared in various videos. Nate is a seasoned speaker regularly presenting at conferences worldwide, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, meetups, universities, and user groups. If you are interested in having Nate speak at your event, please reach out.