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Surviving in a Microservices Environment

Case-studies Micro-service Micro-service architecture Devops Developer productivity


Many presentations on Microservices offer a high level view; rarely does one hear what it’s like to work in such an environment. Individual services are somewhat trivial to develop, but now you suddenly have countless others to track. You’ll become obsessed over how they communicate. You’ll have to start referring to the whole thing as “the Platform”. You will have to take on some DevOps work and start learning about deployment pipelines, metrics, and logging.

Don’t panic. In this presentation we’ll discuss what we learned over the past three years. We’ll examine what a development lifecycle might look like for adding a new service, developing a feature, or fixing bugs. We’ll dive a bit into DevOps and see how one will become dependent on various metric and centralized logging tools, like Kubernetes and the ELK stack. Finally we’ll talk about team communication and organization... and how they are likely the most important tool for surviving a Microservices development team.


50 min