The Second System Effect and Scaleup Failure in Brisbane

…and it turns out they don’t. An actual chat transcript.

Second Systems, Startups, and the Brisbane market

Real Examples from the Brisbane Market

Why Engineers LOVE building Second Systems

1. Abandoning the actual dynamic that generated success in v1 — validation.

2. Abandoning the actual dynamic that generated success in v1 — user community

What Happened to those Brisbane Examples

Company A

“A microservices architecture would have made it easier to do partial upgrades, rather than the monolith that we have, but we’re adopting a piecemeal approach because this is what we have.”

Company B

Company C

Company D

Second System Effect at Magikcraft

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Josh Wulf

Josh Wulf

Developer Advocate @Camunda | Founder www.magikcraft.io | JavaScript Magician, Story-teller, Code DJ