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Last month at Office Hours, we had an engaging and interesting talk from our own CTO, Rob Zuber, on managing the transtion from monolith to microservices. If you couldn’t make the event in person, or just want to revisit the insightful presentation, you’ll find a video of the talk in its entirety below.

About the talk

While the debate rages on about the wisdom of building monolith-first, the reality is that the majority of projects still start as monoliths. While it sounds great to defer to that magical day when you’ll switch everything to services, successful projects usually find on that day that they have 24×7 workload, paying customers, and a system that isn’t designed for incremental change.

With real-world examples from the internals of CircleCI and other projects, Rob Zuber, CTO at CircleCI will discuss some of the patterns that make it easier to transition away from the monolith, the dangers lurking in premature implementation of services, and early design decisions that have amazing and terrible impacts on scaling when the time comes.

You can watch the full video of Rob’s talk on transitioning from monolith to microservices here.

What’s Next

June Office hours


Join us for CircleCI’s June Office Hours. We want to meet the developers and software teams who use CircleCI, and hear about all the great things you’re doing.

This month we welcome Calvin French-Owen, co-founder of Segment. He’ll be giving a short talk on Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project and the impact it can have on today’s mobile ecosystem, and its effect on mobile analytics. Reserve your spot now, we expect this event to reach capacity quickly!

CircleCI at Stackworld 2016

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If you’re headed to Stackworld, San Francisco’s largest DevOps and tech stack conference at the end of June, stop by to hear Rob Zuber give his talk on transitioning from monoliths to microservices, and then head over to our the booth to meet the CircleCI team and grab a T-shirt and CircleCI stickers while you’re there. We’d love to hear what you’re building with CircleCI.