Mike François

Hi Mike, tell us who you are and what lead you into microservices?

Hi,  my name is Mike Francois and I’ve been freelance in Belgium for 5 years now (and more than 14 years in development ). I’m coming from France and travelled in many places to get experience, learnt different approaches and culture around software development to end-up involved in architecture role. Because technology evolves fast, IT strategy became the key of the business for many customers. Because of that, we faced many changes in software engineering and evolution to focus on releasing better, faster, cheaper and simpler. Naturally many approaches involved modularity ( OSGi ) and even Microservices (which is the name of an entirely managed environment, and not only simple approach of application implementation ). I followed researches, architecture, discussion and implementation which demonstrate the benefits and the added value for customers needs.

What will you be talking about at Voxxed Days Microservices?

My talk at Voxxed Days Microservices is a feedback from my experience after several years in Belgium as a freelance. Many customers would migrate their monolith system into Microservice architecture and discovered many problems to get success on this journey. I’ll explain the initial situation and why customers decided to migrate, the first approach, lacks and the solution found to kick the problem down.

Looking at the title of your presentation, it looks like migrating a monolith into microservices is problematic. Any success stories you will share with us ?

A customer wanted to migrate into microservice architecture without any knowledge about all concerns in this domain. Each release took 1 month to test and could plan only 3 deliveries per year because of requirement, implementation, dev/integration/functional testing. After spending 1 year and half to struggle with all new technologies, they release every week today and could bring 3-4 features each time.

Good, see you soon then

I would thanks Voxxed Microservices team for their trust and the nice idea to create the first conference around the main important concern for our customers today, which could help them to understand better the microservices migration journey which contains steps.

Moreover, thanks to people who support me and more specifically Heyatim, Gulana and Antonio. I would also thanks everyone in community for sharing, spending their free time to bring an important piece in this huge context which is software engineering.

#monolith #microservices #feedback

Twitter: @mike_francois
Blog: http://mike-francois.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikefrancoisjavaarchitect
GitHub: https://github.com/mikefrancois

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