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Monday, March 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Clean Up Crew: Maintaining the Monolith

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There have been many talks from various startups about making the next evolutionary step in their engineering architecture. Topics from service oriented architectures to distributed databases are common. What is less frequently talked about is the brave individuals who must help maintain the legacy codebase during these times of transition. The clean up crew.
Our session will talk about how SoundCloud has moved from a monolithic Ruby on Rails application to a service oriented architecture. We will discuss the challenges of maintaing the monolith, how we determine extractable components, deal with capacity planning, and how we have dealt with organizational and communication issues as the number of teams and number of codebases grows within our engineering department. We will discuss how we extract less-than-ideal code in a responsible and timely manner.

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Edmund Salvacion

Backend Software Engineer, SoundCloud
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Tom Stuart

Backend Software Engineer, SoundCloud

Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
JW Marriott Salon C