Agile practices and techniques like continuous delivery and evolutionary architecture are all about being able to react to changes rapidly. However, putting them into practice when you have a big legacy monolith application can be a difficult job, so recently the industry has come out with different ideas to solve this problem. Microservices, pushed by companies like Netflix or Amazon, are the latest solution to this problem.
Having an architecture based on services offers many advantages (like scalability and technical flexibility), but it comes with upfront costs and complexity that few companies are in a position to pay. María Gómez and Cassandra Shum explore the prerequisites for moving into a microservices architecture and provide tips on how to achieve them via engaging exercises.
Maria Gomez is Engineering Director at BCG Digital Ventures in Berlin. Over her 10 years of industry experience, Maria has worked with many different technologies and domains, which has helped her lead teams and advise stakeholders in making the right technology decisions. She’s also a speaker and an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the IT industry.
Cassie Shum is the technical director and principal consultant for the east portfolio in North America at ThoughtWorks. A software engineer and architect, she’s spent the last nine years focusing on architectures including event-driven systems and microservices, a wide range of technologies with an emphasis on mobile and software delivery excellence, and she’s helped grow delivery practices and technical strategy and support the next generation of technologists. Some of her passions include advocating for women in technology and public speaking. She’s involved in promoting more female speakers in technology.
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