Dave Farley is co-author of the award winning book 'Continuous Delivery' and a contributor to the 'Reactive Manifesto'. He has been having fun with computers for over 30 years. During that period he has worked on most types of software, from firmware, through tinkering with operating systems and device drivers, to writing games, and commercial applications of all shapes and sizes. In recent years Dave has worked in the field of low-latency systems and was a contributor to the Duke award-winning 'LMAX Disruptor', open-source project.
He started working in large scale distributed systems about 25 years ago, doing research into the development of loose-coupled, message-based systems-a forerunner of today's Micro-Service architecture. He has a wide range of experience leading the development of complex software in teams, both large and small, in the UK and USA.
Dave was an early adopter of agile development techniques, employing iterative development, continuous integration and significant levels of automated testing on commercial projects from the early 1990s. He honed his approach to agile development in his four and a half year stint at ThoughtWorks where he was a technical principal working on some of their biggest and most challenging projects.
Dave is currently working as an independent software developer and consultant.