16:45 - 17:45
Most non-trivial software systems suffer from significant levels of technical and architectural debt. This leads to exponentially increasing cost of change, which is not sustainable for a longer period of time. The single best thing you can do to counter this problem is to carefully manage and control the dependencies among the different elements and components of a software system. This session will first look at the major reasons why so many systems end up in an unmaintainable state and then look at different strategies for better code-organization. We will first consider module systems like Java 9 or OSGi. Then we will look at a new innovative domain specific language to describe software architecture that allows to define an enforceable architectural blueprint for any software system. As a takeaway, you will understand the limitations of module systems used for architectural purposes.