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A lot of the questions I hear at microservice conferences are along the lines of “should I use technology X?” or “what are your thoughts about the Spotify organisation model?” While these focused questions are important, experience has taught Daniel that embracing a disruptive approach to building and operating software, such as that introduced by microservices, requires a much more systemic approach.
Anyone who has read Jared Diamond’s seminal book on history “Guns, Germs, and Steel”, which explains why over the past 13,000 years Eurasian and North African civilizations have survived and conquered others, will recognise that environmental differences could be at the core to making systemic changes. Following in Diamond’s footsteps, in this talk Daniel will share with you potential "environmental differences” that makes a microservice implementation successful.
Key topics and takeaways: - The importance of communicating the strategy and vision of a microservices migration. - How to establish and act upon architectural feedback. - An overview of core technology components, and how they fit into the dev, test and operation of microservices.
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Daniel Bryant works as an Independent Technical Consultant, and is the CTO at SpectoLabs. He currently specialises in enabling continuous delivery within organisations through the identification of value streams, creation of build pipelines, and implementation of effective testing strategies. Daniel’s technical expertise focuses on ‘DevOps’ tooling, cloud/container platforms, and microservice implementations. He also contributes to several open source projects, writes for InfoQ, O’Reilly, and Voxxed, and regularly presents at international conferences such as OSCON, QCon and JavaOne.