When scouring the web for enterprise architecture (EA) resources, we found a ton of disparate sources of information, but no one definitive source to help enterprise architects stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends. We’re ready to change that.
We’ve put together the following list of resources for enterprise architects, from the podcasts that are providing the latest trends to the top influencers you should be following on Twitter.
Keep reading for the definitive list of resources for the enterprise architecture community.
In-person events may still be on hold, however there are tons of opportunities for the EA community to connect virtually. Here are some of the top virtual events for Enterprise Architects looking to connect with their peers and brush up on the latest technology trends in 2021.
Enterprise Cloud Native Summit, April 2021
At the Enterprise Cloud Native Summit, cloud experts, architecture managers and IT decision-makers will come together to share experiences, discuss solutions and develop new strategies in enterprise technology, DevOps, microservices, and more.
Exciting workshops around #containers, #kubernetes & #CICD await you🤩! Witness enlightening talks from cloud experts, architecture managers & IT decision makers and develop viable approaches for #cloudnative strategies. See More👇https://t.co/u81a9pNZmf#k8s #multicloud #DevOps pic.twitter.com/78az5smqQA— Enterprise Cloud Native Summit (@ECNSummit) March 24, 2021
Enterprise Architecture Live, July 2021
The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit (BTOES) strives to communicate the rapidly evolving landscape of EA in business transformation and operational success.
switchON Americas: The Enterprise Architecture Show, October 2021
switchON will showcase the very latest developments in enterprise architecture, including how to create a streamlined and agile IT landscape that supports continued digital transformation.
ArchConf 2021, December 2021
ArchConf 2021 is a one-of-a-kind education event for software architects and technical leads/developers, presented by the No Fluff Just Stuff Software Symposium Series.
Global Software Architecture Summit, Date TBD
The Global Software Architecture Summit (GSAS) attracts and connects software architecture experts from all over the world as well as all those interested in building working software to improve their skills, share knowledge, and connect.
While PlayerFM has a fairly comprehensive list of podcasts that all software architects can listen to, we’ve included some of our favorites below.
The BiZZdesign team sits down with the thought leaders in the area of enterprise architecture and discusses how enterprise architects can deliver maximum value.
Accenture’s CIO 24/7 podcast provides a closer look at the IT operations that enables Accenture to work at the forefront of innovation.
David Linthicum and Mike Kavis sit down with today’s thought leaders to tackle the tough topics that can help you master today’s fundamental shift toward the future of business and technology.
Full Stack Radio is a podcast for developers interested in building great software products, covering everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.
Heavybit, the accelerator and venture fund helping seed and Series A developer and enterprise companies scale, has a whole host of podcasts geared towards developers and architects alike.
SE Radio covers all topics related to software engineering, from immutable architecture to starting your own software company, in order to be a lasting educational resource for the software community.
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Here’s a snapshot of some of the top publications to peruse in order to stay up-to-date on the news and trends that matter most to the enterprise architecture community.
- CIO: CIO attracts enterprise CIOs and business technology executives with unparalleled peer insight and expertise on business strategy, innovation, and leadership.
- DevOps.com: DevOps.com has established itself as an indispensable resource for DevOps education and community building.
- InfoQ: InfoQ provides software engineers with the opportunity to share experiences gained using innovator and early adopter stage techniques and technologies with the wider industry.
- The New Stack: The New Stack is a media platform for the people who build and manage software the world relies on.
- OpenSource.com: Opensource.com is a premier, daily publication focused on open source and Linux tutorials, stories, and resources.
- SearchAppArchitecture: Over four million programmers, architects, IT managers, and developers turn to SearchAppArchitecture for industry news, expert advice and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
- SDTimes: SD Times is the leading resource for Software and Development Managers, DevOps teams, Test & QA professionals, and CIO's.
- TechRepublic: TechRepublicis one of the top online resources for enterprise technology analysis and advice from IT industry experts.
- ZDNet: ZDNet delivers 24/7 news coverage and analysis on the trends, technologies, and opportunities that matter to IT professionals and decision-makers.
Social media has become the de-facto option for enterprise architects to connect and learn from each other. Check out some of the top EA communities to join on LinkedIn and Reddit, along with some of the top influencers to follow on Twitter.
Communities & Forums
Enterprise architects who join the LinkedIn Enterprise Architecture Forum can learn about the latest frameworks, methodologies, and advancements in EA.
This is one of the largest LinkedIn groups for enterprise architects and related roles, with almost 200,000 members.
Reddit is another great resource for EAs to leverage. The Enterprise Architecture group, with more than 1.6k members, has several discussions on recommended frameworks, starting out in the EA role, and more.
Tap into one of the largest networks of developers and engineers with Stack Advice, our online community, to get help making important architecture and technology decisions.
Allen Holub is an internationally recognized software architect and Agile-transformation consultant, speaking frequently about agile-friendly implementation technology and architecture.
Educating a team slows you down for a week or two. Not educating the team slows you down forever. Time spent in learning is never wasted.— Allen Holub (@allenholub) June 1, 2019
Charity Majors is the Cofounder/CTO of Honeycomb.io. Charity was previously a production engineering manager at Facebook, spent 3.5 years working on Parse (both pre and post-acquisition by FB), and spent several years at Linden Lab, working on the infrastructure and databases that power Second Life. Charity is the co-author of “Database Reliability Engineering” by O’Reilly.
Updated definition:— Charity Majors (@mipsytipsy) September 14, 2020
📉 Monitoring is for running and understanding other people's code (aka "your infrastructure")
📈 Observability is for running and understanding your code -- the code you write, change and ship every day; the code that solves your core business problems. https://t.co/P4xIp2xs9K
Chris Aniszczyk is currently the CTO at the Linux Foundation, focused on developer relations and running the Open Container Initiative (OCI) and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). He’s passionate about building a better world through open collaboration.
4 Years at The Linux Foundation https://t.co/UlIadu7L7X— Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) January 3, 2020
Corey Quinn is the Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group. He’s also known to many as the “snarky” author of the popular AWS newsletter, Last Week in AWS.
Ah hell. The dog is going to be absolutely insufferable now...https://t.co/yMuQ18bBti— Corey Quinn (@QuinnyPig) February 17, 2021
Better known as @ibuildthecloud, Darren Shepherd is the Chief Architect at SUSE and one of the founders of Rancher, providing Kubernetes-as-a-Service.
syncthing is an absolute marvel. I'm doing a bidirectional sync between a windows laptop and my linux laptop so I can switch laptops. Linux during the day, Windows at night :)— Darren Shepherd (@ibuildthecloud) March 23, 2021
Dave Farley is the founder and director of software consultancy Continuous Delivery and a thought-leader in the field of continuous delivery, DevOps, and software development.
Johan Louwers is the Chief Enterprise Architect at Oracle. He specializes in and speaks frequently about Oracle technology, infrastructure technology, and IT strategy, and is an active developer and researcher on open source technology in enterprise environments.
Cloud applications are imperative for dealing with disruption from a position of strength, according to @IDC. Learn about @Oracle's suite of enterprise cloud apps. #SaaS https://t.co/6iFx7iR0mQ pic.twitter.com/ERd4IZLeUo— Johan Louwers (@johanlouwers) March 23, 2021
Well known throughout the cloud and developer communities, Kelsey Hightower currently works on the Google Cloud Platform at Google. He is a strong advocate for open source, and is the author of Kubernetes: Up and Running: Dive into the Future of Infrastructure.
Good developers copy; great developers paste. https://t.co/mQpL8jF2Bi— Kelsey Hightower (@kelseyhightower) October 19, 2020
Luca Mezzalira is the principal software solutions architect at AWS Cloud. He’s authored several books on software development and solutions architecture, and helps to compile the Dear Architects newsletter, a newsletter for architects, by architects.
😱🤩 I have just received the final cover of my new book! I couldn’t be more excited! 🥳— Luca Mezzalira (@lucamezzalira) December 6, 2020
Mark Reinhold is the Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, where he works on the Java SE Platform, OpenJDK, and related projects. He currently leads the JDK Project in the OpenJDK Community.
Mark Richards is the founder of DeveloperToArchitect.com and has authored several books on enterprise architecture, including the Fundamentals of Software Architecture with Neal Ford (another influencer on our list!).
I am very excited to announce the launch of https://t.co/pgirL6RHYR , a website devoted to helping developers in their journey from developer to software architect. The website contains lots of articles, books, videos, and free weekly architecture lessons. Please pass the word! pic.twitter.com/uJvCkqVblG— Mark Richards (@markrichardssa) January 22, 2018
Martin Fowler is currently the Chief Scientist at ThoughtWorks, and is a self-proclaimed “loud-mouthed pundit” on software development and enterprise applications. He has penned several books on the topic, including Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture.
Why it's useful to remove concurrency to test a concurrent (or distributed) system— Martin Fowler (@martinfowler) March 18, 2021
🧵and article https://t.co/uZzcslO86u
Once you start looking for confirmation bias you see it everywhere.— Michael Feathers (@mfeathers) December 25, 2016
Mike Amundsen speaks frequently about network architecture, web development, and the intersection of technology and society. He has authored several books and consults on topics related to APIs, microservices, and digital transformation.
Nate Schutta is a software architect focused on cloud computing and building usable applications. He published Thinking Architecturally in June 2018 and is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches students to embrace dynamic languages.
Looking for a prose companion to my Responsible Microservices talk? You’re in luck, there is now a handy PDF variant for your reading pleasure! Best of all, it can be yours by pointing your browser to https://t.co/nFC7XBNNW6#microservices #architecture #Tanzu pic.twitter.com/uidxsmuJS1— Nate Schutta (@ntschutta) August 19, 2020
Neal Ford is an expert on enterprise architecture and software development, especially in the intersection of agile engineering techniques and software architecture. He’s authored several books on architecture and related topics, and a full list can be found on his website.
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, the founder of Wirfs-Brock Associates, invented the popular development approach called Responsibility-Driven Design (RDD). As a consultant, she offers several courses and workshops for software developers and architects to gain real-world experience.
Happy to be listening to this wonderful panel about the future of women in agile....https://t.co/ywFw74A4tA— Rebecca Wirfs-Brock (@rebeccawb) March 24, 2021
Simon Brown is the founder of Structurizr, a collection of tooling to help software teams visualize, document and explore their software architecture. He also authored Software Architecture for Developers and is the creator of the C4 software architecture model.
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