Nov 17 2022 – 10:05-10:40 am // Speaker: Shawna Spoor
Monolithic apps are getting broken down left and right into dedicated services and teams, all under the banners of separating concerns, higher efficiency, and more. The strategy that is implemented will be crucial to ensure decoupling is a beacon of efficiency and not a migration nightmare.
In this talk, we’ll discuss how decoupling following the strangler fig approach will seem counter-intuitive, as your monolith continues to grow alongside your new decoupled architecture. But this approach, when done right, makes dismantling a monolith a process that is structured and safe, slow but agile, and without major service interruptions or massive interface changes that shock and discombobulate users. We will look at the experience of Platform.sh’s customer experience engineering team who are midstream on moving from a monolith to a decoupled suite of mircroservices that support every aspect of user interaction with our products.