For many years, software architecture was described as the “parts that are hard to change later.” Modern advances in architecture have shown that if architects build evolvability into the architecture, change becomes easier. Neal Ford describes a family of software architectures that support evolutionary change, how we can build evolvable systems, and how to retrofit existing ones. He discusses three key concepts that support evolutionary architectures. Incremental change covers engineering practices to support continuous delivery and DevOps. Neal explains how fitness...Learn More
Neal Ford is director, software architect, and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. He thinks disruptively to deliver technology to address the toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. A speaker at hundreds of developer conferences worldwide, Neal is an internationally recognized expert on software development and delivery, particularly where agile engineering techniques and software architecture intersect. Neal has authored magazine articles, seven books (and counting), and dozens of video presentations. Neal’s topics include software architecture, continuous delivery, functional programming, and cutting-edge software innovations. Check out Neal’s website at nealford.com.