ThoughtWorks’ Martin Fowler & Jez Humble – Software Design in the 21st century & Continuous Delivery
Martin Fowler on Software Design in the 21st century
In the last decade or so we’ve seen a number of new ideas added to the mix to help us effectively design our software. Patterns help us capture the solutions and rationale for using them. Refactoring allows us to alter the design of a system after the code is written. Agile methods, in particular Extreme Programming, give us a highly iterative and evolutionary approach which is particularly well suited to changing requirements and environments. Martin Fowler has been a leading voice in these techniques and will give a suite of short talks featuring various aspects about his recent thinking about how these and other developments affect our software development.
Jez Humble on Continuous Delivery
Businesses rely on getting valuable new software into the hands of users as fast as possible, while making sure that they keep their production environments stable. Continuous Delivery is a revolutionary and scalable agile methodology that enables any team, including teams within enterprise IT organizations, to achieve rapid, reliable releases through better collaboration between developers, testers, DBAs and operations, and automation of the build, deploy, test and release process.
I’ll start by discussing the value of CD to the business, inspired by the lean startup movement. I’ll then present the principles and practices involved in continuous delivery, including value stream mapping, the deployment pipeline, acceptance test driven development, zero-downtime releases, and incremental development. I’ll cover how CD is enabled by an ecosystem including Devops, cloud computing, agile testing, and continuous deployment. Finally I’ll talk about how continuous delivery can co-exist with ITIL and compliance in an enterprise environment.
Please note that this event will be delivered in English.
18.00 – 18.30 Registration
18.30 – 19.15 “Software Design in the 21st century”, Martin Fowler, Chief Scientist, ThoughtWorks
19.15 – 20.00 “Continuous Delivery”, Jez Humble, Principal, ThoughtWorks
20.00 – 20.30 Q&A
20.30 – 21.30 Drinks and Networking
Martin Fowler is an author, speaker, consultant and general loud-mouth on software development. I concentrate on designing enterprise software – looking at what makes a good design and what practices are needed to come up with good design. I’ve been a pioneer of various topics around object-oriented technology and agile methods, and written several books including “Refactoring”, “UML Distilled”, and “Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture”. For the last decade I’ve worked at ThoughtWorks, a really rather good system delivery and consulting firm, and I write at http://martinfowler.com.
Jez Humble is a Principal at ThoughtWorks Studios, and co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010). He has worked with a variety of platforms and technologies, consulting for non-profits, telecoms, financial services, and online retail companies. His focus is on helping organisations deliver valuable, high-quality software frequently and reliably through implementing effective engineering practices.