DOP 169: How to Reduce Cloud Development Complexity

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 27, 2022

Show Notes

#169: With the development trend toward cloud services, developers need to build and deploy applications in this new paradigm. However, it may be difficult to determine what is possible and what is not, because building on a cloud service can lead to unforeseen difficulties that require a more complex solution.

In this episode, we speak with Ala and Aaron from Klotho about how complexity cannot be avoided as well as how operations teams are on the rise.


Aaron Torres

Aaron Torres

Aaron Torres is the cofounder and VP Engineering at Klotho, a startup building the next cloud architecture. He is also a huge fan of the Go language and has published two books on the subject. He earned a master’s degree in computer science from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He has worked on distributed systems, high-performance computing, and on large-scale web, cloud, and microservice backends while at Riot Games, Linden Lab, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Aaron has published multiple papers in the area of storage and I/O, and holds several patents.

Ala Shiban

Ala Shiban

Ala Shiban is the co-founder of Klotho, a startup that transforms plain code to cloud native code. He started his journey on Commodore64’s with cassette tapes and (much) more recently worked on distributed systems, developer tools, and large-scale web, cloud, and microservice backends. He’s led smaller teams and larger orgs at both Microsoft’s Developer Division and Riot Games’ Infrastructure Platform org.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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