Craft 2024 - James Lewis
James Lewis
Technical Director at Thoughtworks
About James Lewis

James Lewis is a programmer and Director at ThoughtWorks based in the UK. He’s proud to have been a part of ThoughtWorks’ journey for eighteen years and of its ongoing mission to deliver technical excellence for its clients and in amplifying positive social change for an equitable future. As a member of the ThoughtWorks Technical Advisory Board, the group that creates the Technology Radar, he contributes to industry adoption of open source and other tools, techniques, platforms and languages.

James defined the new Microservices architectural style back in 2014 along with Martin Fowler. James’ primary consulting focus these days is on helping organisations to align Technology Strategy with their organisational structures to improve their ability to get stuff done.

He is an internationally recognised expert on software architecture and design and on its intersection with organisational design and lean product development. As such he’s been a guest editor for IEEE Software, written articles, delivered training and spoken at more conferences than he can remember.

The Magic of Small Things – Microservices 10 years on
Software Delivery Craft Matters
software architecture
Level: General

The early years of the second decade of the twenty-first century. A world where Docker was a job people did; K8S was a boyband (probably); Kafka was a euphemism for existential anxiety and Chaos Engineering meant, well, nothing as it hadn’t been invented yet. The Cloud … that was just weather to most people.It is 2012, and Microservices appeared on the Thoughtworks Technology Radar. 10 years ago, ...