Monolith to Microservice

Monolith to Microservice

How to deal with Legacy Code

At Helloprint we are facing some challenges now. As tech Company we have Legacy Code. With our growth ambitions, upcoming scaling and the forthcoming launch of USA we need to make sure our systems are 110% future and growth proof. To create order in our current environment chaos (result of 5 years code legacy) our developers decided to swift from Monolith to a Micro Service architecture. But how does this work and how do we keep our developers happy at Helloprint? It involves more than hackathons and nerve-gun sessions.

Joao Madeira “the CR7 of tech” and captain of our back-end team explains what will be the exact moves and where Confluent Kafka will kick in building the platform from scratch. Confluent Kafka is state of the art and created by Linkedin and supported by Confluent. An absolute must to ensure scalability and to grow our business. A project that will take full attention of all our tech teams.

The days that we had 1 techie (who also featured as chief empty boxes, customer service and bartender) is long gone. Nowadays a full tech department of 20 specialists and some external brothers of tech don't seem to be enough to tackle today's challenges. So we need the best techies in town.

To find like minded brothers (and hopefully some sisters) of tech Helloprint recently hosted at Kafka night in our tech headquarters at 42 workspace. With guest speaker Guido Schmutz (the Roger Federer of Kafka) and 70 attendees that came via php010 to share knowledge and discuss the potential of this technology that is not only essential for the big boys "Netflix & Linkedin" but for any smaller company that has ambitions to grow into the biggest in their field. Besides discussing different approaches on how to implement Micro Service it was a great night to strengthen the tech community in Rotterdam with some food and drinks.

"“the gap we see Kafka Streams filling is less the analytics-focused domain these frameworks focus on and more building core applications and microservices that process data streams.". - Jay Kreps -


Our techies are constantly looking out for like minded talents who want to join our tech Nights at tech hub 42workspace. If you eat Kafka for breakfast, hesitate a little longer but than eventually go to our jobspage

"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure". - Joao Madeira -