by Datadog

Subverting the Monolith with Principles and Tooling

July 17, 2019


Location: Pier 61, Lighthouse


Sophia Russell

Lead SRE | Betterment

We’ve been told the future is automated, orchestrated, service-oriented applications built on top of dynamic, on-demand, massively scalable infrastructure (serverless anyone?). But how do you go from here to there? At Betterment we built a platform that goes beyond “lift and shift”. In this presentation, I’ll share how we built a platform for tomorrow, with support for today’s legacy apps. I’ll also share how we designed the tooling to encourage developers to build for the future, while ensuring security and reliability, going deep into how the tooling ultimately guided our own path, and why the principles behind everything helped us stay the course.

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