I am a hands-on software architect with over 30 years experience in the industry, with more that 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, and trainer. 


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 6th, 2017: Reston NFJS architecture training was a success! Next up is Austin architecture training. Registration closes soon, so go to https://www.nofluffjuststuff.com/n/training/schedule to sign up now!     


January 24th, 2017:
This will be a great year for training! In addition to the popular 3-day software architecture training I will also be teaching a 2-day enterprise architecture training course through NFJS. You can get more information by going to my Architecture Training page. I also offer a private 1-day Microservices Architecture and Design course.     





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