Backend microservices have enabled large companies like Google, Facebook, and Wix to scale their development teams to thousands of developers, while still maintaining the agility of small startups. The secret? Modularity and code isolation that enable teams to develop and deploy microservices independently of one another.
Microfrontends are the realization of this in the frontend. While the backend has consensus on how to architect microservices, the frontend is still in the experimentation phase. In this talk, I will describe how Roundforest does microfrontends, in a way that translates microservices to a natural and logical frontend architecture that makes sense on the web.
35 years of experience have not dulled the fascination Gil Tayar has with software development. His passion is distributed systems and figuring out how to scale development to big teams. Extreme modularity and testing are the main tools in his toolbelt, using them to combat the code spaghetti monster at companies like Wix, Applitools, and at his current job as software architect at Roundforest.
In his private life, he is a dad to two lovely kids (and a cat), an avid reader of Science Fiction, (he counts Samuel Delany, Robert Silverberg, and Robert Heinlein as favorites) and a passionate film buff. (Stanley Kubrick, Lars Von Trier, David Cronenberg, anybody?)
Unfortunately for him, he hasn’t answered the big question of his life—what’s better, static or dynamic languages? But he’s working on it.