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Seb Rose

Seb Rose

Seb Rose

Continuous Improvement Lead, SmartBear


Consultant, coach, trainer, analyst, and developer for over 30 years.

Seb has been involved in the full development lifecycle with experience that ranges from architecture to support, from BASIC to Ruby. He’s a BDD advocate with SmartBear, helping people integrate all three practices of BDD into their development process and ensuring that appropriate tool support is available.

Regular speaker at conferences and occasional contributor to software journals. Co-author of the BDD Books series “Discovery” and “Formulation” (Leanpub), lead author of “The Cucumber for Java Book” (Pragmatic Programmers), and contributing author to “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know” (O’Reilly).

He blogs at and tweets as @sebrose.

Micro-service delivery without the pitfalls
The days of delivering a monolithic desktop application once a year on physical media are long gone. Today we expect continuous (or at least frequent) delivery of upgrades and security patches with zero downtime. To support this, more and more companies are moving to a distributed, cloud-based architecture of collaborating micro-services. But managing the parallel creation and evolution of a micro-service ecosystem is not without it’s challenges.

In this session we’ll examine what can go wrong when organisations jump headfirst into micro-service architectures without understanding the potential pitfalls. You’ll leave with an understanding of the techniques and tooling necessary to reap the benefits of increased flexibility and velocity without creating additional risk or deployment nightmares.