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Software Architecture Fundamentals, Second Edition

Video Description

Being a successful software architect is more than just possessing technical knowledge. It’s about thinking like an architect, being a leader, and understanding the architectural elements, patterns, and styles necessary to create effective software architectures. In this full update to their "Software Architecture Fundamentals 2015" (O'Reilly Media) video course, Neal Ford and Mark Richards empower you with the essential skills you need to be effective in this role. You’ll be introduced to previously unmentioned architecture patterns, such as command query responsibility segregation (CQRS) and LMAX, along with the most effective tools and strategies for analyzing architecture. This video is designed for senior-level developers who want to become software architects and for junior architects who want to bump up their skill sets.

  • Understand the four main aspects of being a software architect
  • Learn the difference between architecture decisions and technology decisions
  • Acquire crucial soft skills, such as how to communicate effectively as a team leader
  • Explore ways to match methodologies with architecture to ensure successful implementations
  • Discover various techniques and patterns for integrating multiple applications and databases
  • Learn how to make your architecture more adaptable to changes in business and technology
  • Understand application, integration, and enterprise architecture frameworks
  • Get up to speed on architecture patterns such as CQRS and LMAX
  • Pick up techniques, strategies, and tools for analyzing architecture
  • Explore the impact of engineering practices like continuous delivery and evolutionary architecture

Neal Ford is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy. Proficient in a variety of languages, paradigms, and architectural styles, his primary consulting focus is the design and construction of large-scale enterprise applications.

Mark Richards is an experienced hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service oriented architectures, and distributed systems in J2EE and other technologies.