I am a hands-on software architect with over 30 years experience in the industry, with more than 20 of those years having played the role of an application architect, integration architect, and enterprise architect. I have experience creating and delivering Microservices Architectures, Service-Based Architectures, and Service-Oriented Architectures. I am also a published author, conference speaker, trainer, and founder of DeveloperToArchitect.com.  

Areas of Expertise

  • Microservices and Service-based Architectures
  • Service-Oriented Architecture 
  • Application, Integration, and Enterprise Architecture
  • Java Platform and Open Source Technologies
  • Hands-on Pragmatic Software Development / Delivery
  • Iterative and Agile Methodologies / Agile Coaching
  • Architecture Assessment and Roadmap Development
  • Training, Teaching, Coaching, and Mentoring

Latest News

March 27th, 2017: Time for some international travel - next month I’m off to my first trip to India to speak for 4 days at the Great Indian Developer Summit in Bangalore, then it’s off to London once again to speak at SDDConf (Software Design and Development Conference). I’ll be doing lots of talks about Microservices and software architecture. 

January 22nd, 2017: I am very excited to announce the launch of DeveloperToArchitect.com, a website devoted to helping developers in their journey from developer to software architect. The website contains lots of links to articles, books, and videos related to software architecture, and also free weekly architecture lessons. You will also find detailed information about the training courses I offer as well.

May 22nd, 2017: The keynote at Software Design & Developoment (SDD) London was a big hit! What a great group of attendees. Lots of fun talking about Microservices, Reactive Architecture, and problem solving skills!


© Mark Richards 2018