Over the course of 2017, the API traffic of the New York Times crossword tripled. At the same time, a very small team of engineers managed to migrate its platform from a PHP monolith on Amazon Web Services to a suite of Go microservices on Google Cloud Platform. JP Robinson explains how his team was able to make the migration with zero downtime while cutting infrastructure costs in half.
JP Robinson is a principal software engineer at the New York Times, where he has been using and evangelizing Go and microservices for over five years. When he’s not walking around the office beating the drum to lead coworkers toward serenity with Go and Google Cloud, he can be found lounging with his fat cat, enjoying the amazing food of NYC, or attempting (and failing) to get the high score on Joust at Barcade.
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