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Fabrizio Branca’s presentation “Pets vs. Cattle – modern application infrastructures” was surely one of the most unusual talks during the AOE Conference 2017. The term “Pets vs. Cattle” is generally attributed to Microsoft Manager Bill Baker, who used the analogy to describe the difference between a “scale-up” and a “scale-out” IT architecture strategy some six years ago.
Accordingly, the expectations were that Fabrizio would provide his insights and views on “Modern Application Infrastructures”. This essentially involves three core questions:
So, why was his presentation so unusual and surprising? Especially with the apparently obvious topic “application infrastructures”?
Well, I’m a big fan of triads when writing; Fabrizio’s talk, however, is based on a tetrachord. I don’t want to pre-empt the surprise, so I can only recommend you take the time to watch the video. In a short 15 minutes, you will find out which similarities Benjamin Disraeli, the Boy Scouts, Tina Turner and wearing socks during meals share with the Agile Manifesto.
Fabrizio’s conclusion: “We shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously – good enough is good enough.”
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Welcome to our blog series "Behind the Screens"! This is where we dive into the real-life at AOE. We regularly give our employees the chance to share their stories, providing you with insights into their work and passions. Whether you're looking to kick-start your own career in the IT industry or simply curious, get ready for some cool stories and exciting insights. Stay tuned! In today's spotlight: Fabian. At AOE, better known as Fabi. As a Backend Developer, he is the engine behind the scenes. The 30-year-old constructs the backend systems that serve as the "brain" behind the overall applications. He has high expectations for AI development and knows that GenZ will significantly influence the technology. Here, you will learn more about the person "behind the screen."
The idea to become a developer came to Klara only after her studies (spoiler: not computer science!). Today she does frontend development at AOE and, after more than a year, is still more than happy in her role and in her team. Here in "AOE Behind the Screens" she tells you about how she managed to realize her dream and what developing software has to do with translating. In this new blog series, various AOE employees will regularly talk about their work, their careers and everything else that keeps them busy. In this way, we want to give you an insight into different roles and tasks and into everyday life at AOE. Frontend developer Klara kicks things off this week. Read more about the person "behind the screens"!