It's very common to attempt to split a monolith into microservices and more and more companies are starting down this path. But how do you even approach this problem? It's a giant task and getting started can be very daunting. In this talk, I will draw on my experience at both Box and Split, as well as the research that I've done on the topic to discuss getting started with splitting up a monolith. I will cover the strangler fig and big bang patterns as well as how to think about selecting services and ways to test your new services, including load and parity testing. I will also mix in some of our actual experiences as we went down this path.
PRO Workshop (API): So You Want to Split Your Monolith: First Steps
Joy is a Principal Software Engineer at Split.io, focusing primarily on backend. Prior to Split, she worked at Box, where she tried her hand at management for a short while before transitioning back to an individual contributor role. She also has experience at a tiny startup and at Microsoft. In addition to designing software and writing a lot of code, she also maintains a blog: https://medium.com/@jkebertz. ; In her free time, she does a lot of traveling, reading and running ridiculously long distances (mostly on trails).