From Monolith to Microservices: A small teams journey

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Slides from my Google Developer Group (GDG) Cape Town talk on how our company moved from Monolith to Microservices.

At Nomanini we built our first payments platform on Google Cloud when it was still only App Engine. As our product grew we built an ever-more-complex monolith. As our start-up pivoted we needed more flexibility, and wanted to experiment with newer technologies. With only three developers we made the bold decision to migrate our platform from an App Engine monolith to microservices running on Docker and Kubernetes. In this frank discussion I talk about the reasons why we made this move, the pitfalls we experienced, the benefits of the move, and why we love Kubernetes on Google Cloud.