Michael Nygard encourages us to have a failure oriented mindset in order to succeed. He presents many anti-pattern examples that lead to systems instability and ultimately lead to failure. He also presents the corresponding stability patterns that should be used instead.
Michael Nygard is a software architect with over 15 years of experience designing and writing applications for US Government, military, banking, finance and retail industries. He speaks frequently at conferences like QCon, No Fluff Just Stuff and JAOO and he is author of Release It! and co-author of Java Developer's Reference.
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