Mark Richards

Mark Richards

Founder, DeveloperToArchitect.com | Boston, United States

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. He has been in the software industry since 1983 and has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture.

Mark is the founder of DeveloperToArchitect.com, a website devoted to helping developers in the journey to software architect. He is the author of numerous technical books and videos, including several books on Microservices (O'Reilly), the Software Architecture Fundamentals video series (O'Reilly), Enterprise Messaging video series (O'Reilly), Java Message Service, 2nd Edition (O'Reilly), and a contributing author to 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know (O'Reilly).

Mark has a master's degree in computer science and numerous architect and developer certifications from IBM, Sun, The Open Group, and Oracle. He is a regular conference speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) Symposium Series and has spoken at hundreds of conferences and user groups around the world on a variety of enterprise-related technical topics.

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All Sessions by Mark Richards

50 mins
Behold The Monolith: Understanding The Microkernel Architecture

The current trend in the industry is to break apart monolithic applications into smaller pieces called microservices. This trend towards...

50 mins
Analyzing Architecture Tradeoffs

In their latest book “Fundamentals of Software Architecture” (O’Reilly, 2020) Mark Richards and Neal Ford coin the first law of...

180 mins
Fundamentals of Software Architecture

This workshop taught by Mark Richards is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and roadmap necessary to become...

50 mins
Overcoming Service Communication Issues and Challenges

Once you break things apart into smaller services, you must then put them back together. In other words, individual services...

50 mins
Leveraging Caching For Cloud Native Applications

Most people think caching is only used to increase responsiveness and performance. However, it can be leveraged for much more...

180 mins
Migrating to Microservices

Microservices is one of the latest software architecture styles that promises to deliver benefits such as ease of testing, fast...

50 mins
Leading & Guiding Development Teams

By definition, a tech leader is responsible for leading and guiding development teams. In this session we will take a...