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In this video, software architecture veteran Matt Stine provides a thoughtful overview of the topics he'll discuss in this video series on cloud native architecture. From there, he dives into the key business drivers for seeking out digital transformation, such as agility and resilience, and explores how companies that disrupt stable industries approach these drivers.

In this video course, software architecture veteran Matt Stine describes the history of pattern languages and shows how they help us communicate about software architectures. He introduces a pattern language specifically well suited for cloud architecture–the Brick and Mortar Pattern Language–and examines the three metaphors that influenced its creation: the LEGO® Building System, interchangeable parts, and cellular organic systems.

Pivotal’s engineers and architects have worked with seven of the top banks in recent years. Our learnings are encapsulated in this white paper as reference architectures. These designs help banks deliver software continuously, in a secure and scalable way.

Adoption of cloud-native application architectures is helping many organizations transform their IT into a force for true agility in the marketplace. This O’Reilly report defines the unique characteristics of cloud-native application architectures such as microservices and twelve-factor applications.

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I’m offering online training in Cloud Native Architecture via O’Reilly’s amazing Safari platform. Several dates still have openings: September 6-7, 2017: 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT September 13-14, 2017: 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT October 4-5, 2017: 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT More dates will be announced soon. Designed for software architects and senior developers working on medium-to-large scale enterprise systems, this two-day, hands-on course will introduce you to the cloud native architectural pattern language and give you practice applying it.


I’m offering a two-day, intensive, hands-on training course at the upcoming O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference in Boston, MS. The class is entitled Cloud-Native Application Architectures with Spring and Cloud Foundry. In this class you will have the opportunity to implement an easy-to-understand storefront system (complete with product search, details, reviews, and recommendations) as a cloud-native architecture using Spring and Cloud Foundry. In addition, you’ll get hands-on exposure to the Netflix OSS family of technologies.


This article was originally published in the April 2014 issue of NFJS the Magazine. This article begins an introductory series on the Go programming language. Go is a language optimized for large-scale software engineering and is rapidly becoming the language of choice for building cloud services. It does this in a very interesting way, optimizing for simplicity rather than complexity and taking a “less is exponentially more” approach.


I’ve started curating a Microservices Reading List. It’s still work in progress, but there’s some good stuff there. Watch for more!


Microservices are often described as small, loosely coupled applications that follow the UNIX philosophy of “doing one thing well.” They have also been related to the Single Responsibility Principle, the first of the five principles making up SOLID. A microservices-based architecture is typically constructed around a set of common patterns. This set of patterns is actually consistent with all of the SOLID principles when thought of at the architectural rather than the class/module level.


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Cloud Foundry Summit
Basel, Switzerland
October 10-11, 2018

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Minneapolis, MN
October 12-13, 2018

Charlotte, NC
October 23, 2018

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Seattle, WA
October 26-28, 2018

O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference
London, U.K.
October 29-November 1, 2018

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Chicago, IL
November 2-4, 2018

No Fluff Just Stuff No Fluff Just Stuff
Reston, VA
November 9-11, 2018

ArchConf ArchConf
Clearwater, FL
December 10-13, 2018