Delivered 2016-07-16 at RESTFest Edinburgh 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland



Prepared Talk







*Conway’s Four Laws

Many of us have heard of "Conway’s Law" (from a 1968 paper) that your organization structure determines your software structure. But did you know that Mel Conway identified more than one "Law" in that paper? This talk will highlight four of them — all important to understanding how you can successfully create and maintain software over time.

Background Material

Speaker : Mike Amundsen

Director of API Architecture, API Academy, CA Technologies

An internationally known author and lecturer, Mike Amundsen travels throughout the world consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, and other subjects.

In his role of Director of Architecture for the API Academy, Amundsen heads up the API Architecture and Design Practice in North America. He is responsible for working with companies to provide insight on how best to capitalize on the myriad opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.

Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers on programming over the last 15 years. His last book was a collaboration with Leonard Richardson titled "RESTful Web APIs" published in 2013. His 2011 book, “Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node”, is an oft-cited reference on building adaptable Web applications. He is currently working to complete a new book - "RESTful Web clients" due out from O’Reilly in 2016.