Agile development is all about succeeding in our efforts with the help of short, meaningful feedback loops. If we're not succeeding, then we ought to change our practices. If we are succeeding, then we should not care what to call it.

The goal is not to be agile, but to succeed. With that thought in mind, we ask what set of technical practices can lead to sustainable development and reduce risk?

This course focuses on some of the technical practices that developers can apply to succeed in their agile development. The content is targeted towards midlevel to senior developers, lead develoers, those who can influence and participate towards the success of their teams' application development. This course involves a good balance of lectures and hands-on exercises. Certain parts will involve writing code and certain parts will involve devising a design or coming up with architectural recommendations.

What you'll learn

  • Creating evolutionary design: Approaches to mitigate risks
  • Design Patterns: from problem to pattern via principles
  • Influence of lambdas on Patterns
  • Architectural Patterns: from Problem to Practical Solutions
  • Principles for designing Microservices
  • Design in the world of Microservices

About Dr. Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has mentored tens of thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Test-Driving JavaScript Applications: Rapid, Confident, Maintainable Code. Venkat is a well-recognized person in the software communities. He was once a recipient of the MicroSoft MVP award. He has received JavaOne RockStar award three years in a row and was inducted into the Java Champions program in 2013 for his efforts in motivating and inspiring software developers around the world.

Venkat has been in the training, consulting, and mentoring business since 1996. He is recognized for his pragmatic approach, dislike for accidental complexity, continuous effort to seek minimalistic design, and simpler solutions.