Vancouver Tech Podcast Ep.75: Scott Bellware and Nathan Ladd, founders of Eventide Project

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Host Drew Ogryzek and special guests Scott Bellware and Nathan Ladd of discuss their backgrounds in computing, differences in the rapid iteration environment of a web startup using an MVC framework like Ruby on Rails, and the term “engineering” with regards to web development versus embedded software and systems engineering or bridge building, time to feedback, and dive into event-sourcing.

The past decade of web development has, for a large part been dominated by the MVC (model-view-controller) architectural pattern. Bellware and Ladd believe that event-sourced systems architecture is a general architectural design that is applicable for most systems, not only special purpose for industries like FinTech, for example.

The next decade of software development may see a lot more event-sourcing, as SoA (Service-oriented architecture) becomes more mainstream with current trends towards microservices.

Bellware mentions that a major difference between traditional SoA and microservices is smart pipes, dumb services (SoA) versus dumb pipes, smart services. is a microservices stack for Ruby, developed by Bellware and Ladd, who were in Vancouver the last week of April 2017, from Austin, Texas, delivering a well-received workshop covering getting started with the project.

Follow Scott Bellware on Twitter at @sbellware
Follow Nathan Ladd on Twitter at @realntl

Theme music by A Shell In The Pit from the game Parkitect

The Vancouver Tech Podcast is a weekly show focusing on the growing tech industry in the city of Vancouver. Get caught up on the events and meetups around town, startups, new businesses, developers, designers, community programs, and news. Each episode includes an interview with an outstanding member of our community.

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Drew Ogryzek

As a software developer, lead organizer of HackerNest Vancouver, organizer of the Vancouver Tech Meetup, and founder of the Vancouver Tech Podcast, Drew is very active in Vancouver's tech community. Find him on Twitter at @drew_bro

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