Software architects have no clean, easy decisions: everything is a terrible trade-off. Architecture has lots of difficult problems, which this platform-agnostic class highlights by investigating what makes architecture so hard. This class goes beyond the fundamentals of software architecture and focuses on really hard problems within distributed architectures such as microservices and event-driven systems.
This class is divided into 2 main parts—pulling things apart, then putting them back together again. In part 1 (pulling things apart), you’ll learn about the differences between modularity and granularity, techniques and patterns for breaking apart monolithic systems and migrating them to a distributed architecture, how to choose the right size for a service, and how to break apart monolithic data. However, once you break a system apart, necessarily you need to put it back together again. That’s what part 2 is about – putting things back together.
In part 2 you’ll learn about communication protocols for communicating between services, how to reconnect distributed data, whether your workflow should use orchestration or choreography, what sort of contract you should have between services, what patterns to use for complex event processing, and how to manage distributed transactions while still maintaining some level of data consistency and integrity.
Software architecture is full of hard parts. By attending this 2-day class you can gain the insights and techniques to make it just a little softer.
Unit 1: Architectural Modularity
Unit 2: Architectural Quantum
Unit 3: Technical vs. Domain Partitioning
Unit 4: Component-Based Decomposition
Unit 5: Service Granularity
Unit 6: Breaking Apart Monolithic Data
Unit 7: Data Access and Ownership
Unit 8: Managing Contracts
Unit 9: Communication Protocols
Unit 10: Managing Workflows
Unit 11: Distributed Transactions
Unit 12: Transactional Sagas
This course is for software developers that want to become software architects and for software architects that want to focus on problems within distributed architectures such as microservices and event-driven systems.