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Whilst extending and rebuilding the company's core platforms using a microservice pattern would deliver their need for change, it also introduced complexity around deployment and development - hence their need for Docker. They truly believe that without containers they would have failed in their mission, and in fact, adopting Docker has given them so much more than the ability to change. It has given them the ability to scale, to geolocate, to develop in a way they never thought possible, and above all it has given them the ability to transform our business.
They went “All In”, every single line of code for our front and back end systems is running in a container and Nic would love to share the story of how they did it.
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Daniel Bryant works as an Independent Technical Consultant and Product Architect at Datawire. His technical expertise focuses on ‘DevOps’ tooling, cloud/container platforms, and microservice implementations. Daniel is a Java Champion, and contributes to several open source projects. He also writes for InfoQ, O’Reilly, and TheNewStack, and regularly presents at international conferences such as OSCON, QCon and JavaOne. In his copious amounts of free time he enjoys running, reading and traveling.
Nic Jackson is a developer advocate and polyglot programmer at HashiCorp. He is the author of Building Microservices in Go, which examines the best patterns and practices for building microservices with the Go programming language. In his spare time, Nic coaches and mentors at Coder Dojo, teaches at Women Who Go and GoBridge, and speaks about and evangelizes good coding practice, process, and technique.