Using patterns and pattern languages to make better architectural decisions

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This is a presentation that I gave today at the O’Reilly Software Architecture Superstream: Software Architecture Patterns. The talk’s focus is the microservices pattern language. However, it also shows how thinking with the pattern mindset - context/problem/forces/solution/consequences - leads to better technical decisions.

Abstract

The microservices architecture offers tremendous benefits, but it’s not a silver bullet. It also has some significant drawbacks. The microservices pattern language — a collection of patterns that solve architecture, design, development, and operational problems — enables software developers to apply the microservices architecture effectively. I provide an overview of the microservices architecture and examines the motivations for the pattern language, then takes you through the key patterns in the pattern language.

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