GOTO Amsterdam (June 17-19, 2015) is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 50 top speakers and 500 attendees. The conference covers topics such as AngularJS, Disruption, Docker, Drones, Elasticsearch, Hadoop, Microservices & Scrum.

Presentation: "Building Systems that are #neverdone"

Track: Microservices / Time: Thursday 11:30 - 12:20 / Location: Effectenbeurszaal

The software industry is changing faster than ever. Now, with microservices becoming more and more accepted as an approach to systems architecture, the rate of change of our industry and of the software we write is getting faster and faster.

In this talk, James explores what this means for developers writing code now. Do we abandon our quest to build quality in? What does it mean for design if we are building software explicitly to throw it away a short time later. Is TDD dead? What does software craftsmanship look like through the lens of replaceable code in small replaceable services?

In short, what does it mean if we are #neverdone?

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James Lewis, Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks

James Lewis

Biography: James Lewis

James Lewis is a Principle Consultant for ThoughtWorks based in the UK and a member of the ThoughtWorks Technical Advisory Board. Most recently he has been helping to introduce Agile at various blue chip companies: Investment Banks, Publishers and media organisations. Sometimes I even write software.

James studied Astrophysics in the 90's but got sick of programming in Fortran. Fourteen years of DBA, Java development, software design and software architecture later, he believes that writing software is the easy part of the problem. Most of the time it's about getting people thinking right.

Most recently, James has been spending his time helping ThoughtWorks' clients develop enterprise software as a coding architect and is particularly interested in the design of distributed systems and the web as middleware.

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