Foundations Friday Forum

The authors of Fundamentals of Software Architecture, Mark Richards and Neal Ford, often answer questions and generally network with other architects at in-person events, which are sadly on hold at the moment. Thus, to provide another benefit to the existing and growing software architecture community, we’re hosting Foundations Fridays Forum, a free 30 minute topic-based question and answer session each month on the last Friday of the month. We set the topic; you come armed with questions. Note that these forums are not recorded. Keep an eye on this space for upcoming dates and topics.

Please spread the word–and we hope to see you in the Forum on Friday! We’ll post topics and dates here on a regular basis. Seating is limited, so register early and sign in early to ensure a seat.

Upcoming Forums

Friday, January 29 09:30am-10:00am ET

Topic: What is an Architectural Quantum?
The idea of an architecture quantum first appeared in the Building Evolutionary Architectures book as a way to evaluate the evolvability of architectures. In Fundamentals of Software Architecture, we extended the concept to make it into an analysis tool. Now, in Architecture: The Hard Parts, we have refined the definition to separate two complected concepts in software architecture: how things are wired together and how they call each other. Join us for a highlight of the new direction we're taking this metric.


Prior Forums

Friday, November 27 
Topic: Defining Architecture Characteristics

Friday, October 30
Topic: The Low Code / No Code Movement: Good or Bad?

Friday, September 25
Topic: The Multiple Dimensions of Software Architecture

Friday, August 28 
Topic: The Intersection of Data and Architecture

Friday, July 31 
Topic: Who Builds Monoliths in 2020?

Friday, June 26
Topic: The Many Faces of Microkernel Architecture

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