Springing Forward: The Evolution of Architecture Through the Years with Spring Framework

While diving into @Josh Long’s “This Week in Spring - April 9th, 2024”, I discovered an insightful article: “How Spring and Java Shaped Internal Developer Platforms”.

🌱💻 It profoundly resonated with me, as I’ve personally seen how Spring has been instrumental in developing architectures that have gracefully evolved over an impressive span of 13 years.

🔧 In the presentation I am eager to share today, we unveil the initial architecture designed back in 2011. At that time, the team consisted of just four individuals. Despite the small number, there was a shared conviction in the potential for growth. During my consultancy period from 2011 to 2023, the organization underwent an impressive transformation. It now boasts a large ensemble of multiple teams, with more than a hundred developers distributed across various time zones, showcasing its significant expansion. 🌍✨

Our core strategy embraced the concept of a system of systems (SoS), which is the collection of multiple, independent systems in context as part of a larger, more complex system. A system is defined as a group of interacting, interrelated, and interdependent components that form a complex and unified whole. 🛠️🌐

The introduction of Spring Boot marked a significant milestone, simplifying our Maven POM files and streamlining deployment processes via JAR files. 📦 The evolution of front-end development through the adoption of modern JavaScript frameworks, transitioning from AngularJS to React, and subsequently to Angular, represented transformative phases in our technological journey.

🔄 The migration to Kubernetes was perceived as a natural evolution, serving as yet another platform for our deployments. 🚀

I am thrilled to share this narrative of innovation and growth, hoping it provides both insight and inspiration. Enjoy this reflection on history and progress! 🎉📚

Coffee Time!

Happy coding!

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