We share our lessons learned in removing and adding technologies, including stories from our Etsy experiences. Expect to come away with a better idea of the technical and political problems involved in these changes.
Your technology stack doesn’t remain static for the life of your company. As you need to scale, as you improve performance, as new tools become available, you will find yourself needing to add new tools to your stack, and hopefully remove their predecessors. The past choices made sense at the time, but now you need to evaluate new choices and make the effort to improve your infrastructure. Here’s what we’ve learned about the process.
The lifecycle of a tool: how we experiment with new infrastructure, upgrade existing things, and get rid of old infrastructure.