Foundations Friday Forum May 27 2022


Friday, May 27, 2022


09:30 AM America/New York

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Software Architecture: The Hard Parts

This Foundations Friday Forum will involve topics selected from our book "Software Architecture: The Hard Parts"


Topic: Tradeoffs--Avoiding the "Out of Context" Trap

Our book Software Architecture: The Hard Parts is all about analyzing tradeoffs. However, analyzing tradeoffs is not as easy as it sounds. In this forum Mark leads the discussion about one of the traps software architects frequently fall into when analyzing tradeoffs: the “Out of Context” trap. Come to this forum to discover what this common tradeoff analysis trap is, how to avoid it, and get your questions answered about how to do effective tradeoff analysis.


Mark Richards

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 a variety of technologies. He has been in the software industry since 1983 and is the author of numerous technical books and videos on areas of microservices and software architecture.

Neal Ford

Neal Ford is director, software architect, and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. Before joining ThoughtWorks, Neal was the chief technology officer at The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized training and development firm.