Michael Stal discusses system architecture quality, how to avoid architectural erosion, how to deal with refactoring, and design principles for architecture evolution.
Michael Stal is a Principal Engineer at Siemens Corporate Research & Technologies and Professor at University of Groningen. His areas of interest and research include software engineering in general, software architecture in particular, distributed software systems, and programming language paradigms. He co-authored a couple of books, among them the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series.
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