James Lewis, TweetPrincipal Consultant at Thoughtworks
Biography: James Lewis
James Lewis is passionate about XP, BDD, Agile methodologies and speaks at international conferences on topics ranging from domain driven design, micro-services, SOA, and lean thinking.
As a Principle Consultant for ThoughtWorks, James has helped introduce evolutionary architecture practices and agile software development techniques to various blue chip companies from Investment Banks through publishers to media organisations.
James studied Astrophysics in the 90's but got sick of programming in Fortran. Fifteen years of DBA, software engineering, design and architecture later, he believes that writing the software is the easy part of the problem. Most of the time it's about getting people thinking right.
For many organisations struggling with bloated legacy systems, keeping pace in todays world of intense competition from upstart competitors is a challenge. Micro-services, small, independently scalable and deployable applications communicating via the webs uniform interface offer a viable alternative. The Unix approach to building applications applied at enterprise scale.
From monoliths, silos, RPC and integration hell to todays adaptive system designs with some organisations deploying hundreds of these tiny applications automatically - are we on the verge of a bright new future? James will explore the techniques that make microservices possible.