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Presentation: "It’s Not Just Microservices - Complementary and Necessary Support for Microservices"

Track: Microservices & Modern Architecture / Time: Thursday 10:20 - 11:10 / Location: Hall 1

Microservices has officially come of age. The first book is out, with more on the way. Dedicated conferences exist. MeetUps have been running for months. But success is not automatic.
Microservices have emerged in many places in parallel, a product of technological enablers. Success, however, will be elusive unless:
  • the proper complementary technologies are exploited,
  • IT processes adjust,
  • the business is engaged in nontraditional fashion, and
  • roles and responsibilities are (sometimes radically) adjusted.
In this talk, we address all these points, citing examples from past engagements. Initially we motivate the fundamental drive behind Microservices: Faster time to market. In plain language, we first explore the technology trends that have facilitated the emergence of Microservices.
But embracing the technology changes is not sufficient. Going faster can be crippled if supporting IT processes are not implemented. Further, the IT-business interaction changes to truly exploit Microservices. We will dive into some detail about the nature of these changes and successful recent implementations.
We wrap up by addressing the impact to roles and responsibilities, a challenging and key aspect of Microservice success. We will delve into some detail on an implementation in a large, traditional business.

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Fred George, Early Adopter of OO & Agile, Advocating MicroServices & Programmer Anarchy

Fred George

Biography: Fred George

Fred George is an industry consultant, and has been writing code for over 46 years in (by his count) over 70 languages. He has delivered projects and products across his career, and in the last decade alone, has worked in the US, India, China, and the UK.

He started ThoughtWorks University in Bangalore, India, based on a commercial programming training program he developed in the 90's. An early adopter of OO and Agile, Fred continues to impact the industry with his leading­?edge ideas, most recently advocating Microservice Architectures and flat team structures (under the moniker of Programmer Anarchy).

Oh, and he still writes code!

Twitter: @fgeorge52