The title is of course tongue-in-cheek though he does elaborate on what he perceives as the primary drivers behind the microservices hype:
- Embrace change
- Impermanence is the key to a surviving system
- The system is an asset
- Code is a liability
Essentially he is advocating that replace-ability at the “tiny component level” is a key attribute to a successful system (interesting position in an industry that is often obsessed with reuse). This presentation could be seen as an extension of Goto 2014 - Keynote: Legacy - Chad Fowler (Systems Euthanizer). Whatever you may think of the talk as a whole, it is sure to contain some thought provoking tidbits.
Chad Fowler has been the CTO at 6Wunderkinder since 2013 but is also the (co)author of a number of Ruby/Rails books and The Passionate Programmer 2e (was My Job Went to India - 52 Ways to Save Your Job).