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Published on Aug 30, 2013
Principles and Techniques of Evolutionary Architecture with Dr. Rebecca Parsons
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Principles and Techniques of Evolutionary Architecture
With business models and business needs changing so rapidly, an adaptable architecture is critical to allow systems to change to cope. Historically, adaptability has been sought through anticipating the places where a system must be adaptable and through various architectural approaches such as Service Oriented Architectures or Component Based Designs. However, recent experiences have shown these approaches to be inadequate, at least as currently practiced.
This talk presents some principles of evolutionary architecture that allow systems to respond to change without needing to predict the future. We then describe three approaches that realize these principles and discuss how these approaches support adaptability of systems in an evolutionary way. About the speaker:
Dr. Rebecca Parsons is ThoughtWorks' Chief Technology Officer. She has more than 20 years' application development experience, in industries ranging from telecommunications to emergent internet services. Rebecca has published in both language and artificial intelligence publications, served on numerous program committees, and reviews for several journals. She has extensive experience leading in the creation of large-scale distributed object applications and the integration of disparate systems.