DevDays Europe 2022

Rob Crowley

Position: Chief Technology Officer

Company: Vix Technology

Country: Australia

Biography

Rob is a software consultant, developer, and technology leader with a passion for delivering systems that perform at scale. Rob has over 15 years of experience building distributed systems on the web stack and has read more RFCs than he cares to admit. Rob is an active member of the Perth IT community and regularly shares his ideas at various Meetups and conferences around Australia and internationally. He is also a co-organizer of DDD Perth, the largest IT conference in Western Australia.

Talk

The Survivors Guide to Avoiding Service Messes

2021 has seen service meshes hit the peak of the technology hype cycle. The graduation of Linkerd, the first service mesh to join the CNFC sandbox, heralds that mainstream adoption of such technologies is close at hand.

So is this excitement warranted? Service meshes promise to augment cloud-native applications with observability, security, and reliability features without requiring code changes. Careful consideration is essential to prevent this alluring proposition from descending into a Faustian deal. All too often, the road to this distributed systems nirvana is strewn with spiraling complexity, technical debt and CV-driven folly. We’re going to change this!

Join Rob on a tour of the hard-won insights he has gleaned from leveraging service meshes into both greenfields and brownfields solutions. We’ll explore the sharp edges involved with developing, testing, and operating these solutions, as well as the unintended architectural messes that await the unwary.

By the end of the session, you will have a solid understanding of the capabilities that service meshes provide, the core pitfalls to avoid and how to assess whether you should leverage one in your solution. I hope to see you there!

Session Keywords

🔑 Cloud
🔑 Service Mesh
🔑 Distributed Systems
🔑 APIs

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