Ian Sugar
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Ian Sugar

I'm a Technical Principal at Scott Logic in Bristol with particular interest in data engineering, cloud architecture, microservices and functional programming. Especially Clojure! I'm also interested in software engineering culture and how to make fun equal productive.
Podcast
Microservices have become the standard architectural pattern for everything. It’s a great and versatile pattern, but what people rarely talk about is the cost. You didn’t think you got all that good stuff (polyglot, scalable, decoupled...) for free, did you? In this episode, we talk about the real-world impact of choosing this pattern and when it might not be the right choice.
With so many organisations claiming to do microservices, it’s time to re-examine. Let's explore the principles of microservices and how the mindset transcends specific technology choices of the moment. It's more about people and change than it is about technology.