Please Microservice Responsibly

I wrote a post summarizing some advice that Matt Stine and I used with a client… Should that be a Microservice? Keep These Six Factors in Mind You’re writing more code than ever before. The trick is knowing what should be a microservice, and what shouldn’t. These days, you can’t swing a dry erase marker without hitting someone talking about microservices. Developers are studying Eric Evan’s prescient book Domain Driven Design.

An Architect's Guide to Site Reliability Engineering

Full Abstract Development teams often focus on getting code to production losing site of what comes after the design and build phase. But we must consider the full life cycle of our systems from inception to deployment through to sunset, a discipline many companies refer to as site reliability engineering. While your organization may or may not have an SRE team, you have someone playing that role and we can all benefit from looking at the principles and practices that we can bring to bear on our projects.

Production Hardened Services

Full Abstract By now I bet your company has hundreds, maybe thousands of services, heck you might even consider some of them micro is stature! And while many organizations have plowed headlong down this particular architectural path, your spidey sense might be tingling…how do we keep this ecosystem healthy? In this talk, I will go beyond the buzzwords into the nitty gritty of actually succeeding with a service based architecture.