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Beyond accidental architecture

Beyond accidental architecture

Accidental architecture is a product of circumstances rather than deliberate development toward a goal. James Thompson explains why it's best addressed by equipping teams to make more deliberate and informed technical decisions.

Talk Title Beyond accidental architecture
Speakers James Thompson (Mavenlink)
Conference Velocity
Conf Tag Build resilient systems at scale
Location New York, New York
Date September 20-22, 2016
URL Talk Page
Slides Talk Slides

Deliberate software architecture provides numerous benefits to teams, from helping newer engineers understand why certain boundaries exist to helping more senior engineers grow their architectural skills. Yet in many contexts, the architectures that exist represent an accident of circumstances. Join James Thompson to move beyond the accidental and introduce intentional architectural thinking to your team. Accidental architectures exist throughout the world of software. Big balls of mud grow naturally anywhere there is a lack of deliberate architectural thinking and practice. James details ways for technical leaders within a team to introduce deliberate architectural thinking and process to environments where architecture by accident already exists. Topics include:

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