Adrian Cockcroft on Microservices, Terraservices and Serverless Computing
Published April 18, 2016
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    Summary: For our inaugural podcast QCon chair Wesley Reisz talks to Adrian Cockcroft, who works for Battery Ventures where he advises the firm and its portfolio companies about technology issues and also assists with deal sourcing and due diligence. Why listen to this podcast • Over the last year a large number of frameworks and libraries for building microservices have emerged and we're seeing a lot of rapid change. • The stack you choose will often be based on the main language you use, so for example Netflix’s stack is language agnostic but the tooling is very Java-centric. • Architectural choices can have a profound impact on success, so some-thing as simple as an overly long timeout with retries can cause your system to suffer from a congestion collapse problem. Have a large timeout at the edge, and progressively smaller and smaller timeouts as you get deeper into the system. • Start with a monolith and move to a distributed architecture when you need to because of team size or to get better separation of concerns. • Other disruptive trends include “serverless architecture” like AWS Lambda, and open source itself which is perhaps the true definition of disruptive. More on this • You can access our in-depth coverage on microservices • You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive weekly updates on the hottest topics from professional software development. • Attend Adrian Cockcroft 's session at QCon New York 2016, Jun 13-17.
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