Microservices to Go on Trial at SATURN 2015

At SATURN 2015, the software architecture community will put microservices on trial.

Here is an abstract of this event, which will take place on Tuesday, April 28, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm:

Microservices architecture has emerged as a widely discussed style of building distributed web and internet systems. Proponents argue that this variant of service-oriented architecture (SOA) is well suited to address the challenges of cloud computing, scalability, increased flexibility, and complexity, among others.

But haven’t we seen this all before? Is there really anything new and interesting about microservices architecture? Or is this simply a case of history repeating itself, like the last time service-oriented architectures were all the rage?

Microservices architecture is hereby charged with being an attractive nuisance in the first degree. SATURN 2015 has recruited an expert panel of judges to debate the benefits and perils of microservices architecture and help you, the jury, learn the facts and determine the final verdict.

The panel:

  • Len Bass, coauthor of two award-winning books in software architecture, Software Architecture in Practice and Documenting Software Architectures: Views and Beyond, as well as several other books and numerous papers in computer science and software engineering
  • Sam Newman, technologist at ThoughtWorks, where he currently splits his time between encouraging and sharing innovation globally and helping design and build internal systems
  • Simon Brown, an independent consultant who helps organizations build better software by adopting a lightweight, pragmatic approach to software architecture
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