Episode 14 - The Grandfather of Microservices, Fred George

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Episode 14 - The Grandfather of Microservices, Fred George

Microservices, digital transformation, bleeding edge technology and inventions

Published: 2021-05-11

This week's episode is a big one, as we have the grand-father of Micro Services, Fred George joining us.


If you don't know what Micro Services are, this is a great chance to learn. In simple terms, they are how the big tech firms are building software these days.


Edited by: Simon Hoerner

Produced by: Samuel Gregory and Chris Addams

Theme Music by: Chris Addams

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How you doing Fred? 


Not bad, not bad. Got my second coronavirus shot Wednesday. So. 


Cool. party time,. 


Few more days, but yes, it’s like sense of freedom and safety. 


Mm. I bet. 


Vegas is getting an influx of visitors like crazy right now. 


Is it. 


Cold? Cold winter and yeah, we’re casinos going to pitch capacity from 35%, but it looks like people are ignoring that just going Paul hoed. So, 


Wow. Do, do you spend a lot of time in the casinos, Fred, or do you avoid them? 


I, I actually spend a lot of time in them, but I don’t gamble. 


Oh. 


Really? Just, I just walk through them, 


But just observing people. 


Yeah. It, it turns out Vegas reminds me of when I lived in London. 


Oh, really? Of. 


All of all things. It’s the people watching is amazing in both places. You have amazing theater. I mean, we got six standing circuit shows in Vegas. 


Oh, good. 


It goes, all the performers come through and then the restaurants are just unbelievable. I mean, Gordon Ramsey has six restaurants alone. 


Wow. 


If you want entertainment, if you want great food, you want interesting people to see. I think CES is my favorite time. Cause that’s when about 200,000 geeks show up. 


Yeah. 


All of sudden the town looks like it looks like we’re Silicon valley for a week. The, I think it’s the black hat guys come in. Same time the adult video awards come in. You can tell the difference between the two. 


Nice, nice. 


Yeah. The whole town transforms when these events happen. It’s makes it kinda interesting to see, 


We’d like to start off with, what’s your name and where’d you come from and then we’ll go from there if that’s possible. 


Oh, Fred George programmer, where I come from east coast of United States originally is where I was born and raised. And, but I wrote my first code in 1968. 


Wow. 


We are not gonna, we’re gonna skip most of the resume here. 


Well, we know you had a long history with IBM. I think that’s how you got started really well, probably where you got a, a lot of your experience. I imagine. 


Yeah. 17 years at IBM, which was actually really formative experience. First of all, it’s a, I worked in the development side. In building the operating systems, so extremely bright people, great mentors, great training. As a side effect I figured out later is I learned how to work with big companies and be effective. Cause big companies at some level, all large companies are really bright despite what...

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hello and welcome to that tech show with me Chris Adams and my co host Sam Gregory this week's episode is a big one as we have the grandfather of microservices Fred George joining is if you don't know what microservices are then this is a great chance to learn but in simple terms that how big tech firms building software these days it's a move away from monolithic applications to a suite of much much smaller applications working together in order to form an answer so we're talking thousands of small applications of a hundred lines of code all last instead of one application of millions of lines of code and favors many Piney this way of engineering with the mail online in the early two thousands and so of course we'll be talking about microservices how they came to be what they are when to use them and perhaps more interestingly when not to use them since starting his career in the seventies working for IBM it is always being on the bleeding edge and so we'll ask him about what that's like and how he's maintained that position at the forefront of technology for over forty years along the way will also take in the U. the things he's invented besides microservices and we'll talk about what he thinks is next in the future of technology so without further ado is Fred George asiasat not bad not bad yeah my second coronavirus shot Wednesday so school hi time few more days but yes it's like now since our freedom and safety I bet this is getting an influx of visitors like crazy right now is it cold cold winter yeah we're just seems going to fish like a pastor from thirty five percent but looks like people are ignoring that just going along so wow do you spend a little time in the casino shredded you avoid them I I actually saw one time and then when I don't gamble really I just walked through the just observing people yeah as it turns out biggest reminds me when I lived in London they all talk of all things so it's the people watching is amazing in both places you have amazing theater we we got we got six standing circus soleil shows banks my heart goes all the performers come through in the restaurants are just unbelievable I mean Gordon Ramsey a six restaurants alone so if you want entertainment if you want great food what you should be able to see the other I think CS is my favorite times that's when about two hundred thousand you show up yeah it looks like it looks like we're still looking probably for a week and then but I think it's the black cat guys coming in same time they don't video warts come out you can tell the difference between the two one with the old town transforms when these events source makes candidacy but we'd like...

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