Architecture has lots of difficult problems, many revolving around modularity and granularity. This session delves into many of the hard parts in architecture and makes many of the problems softer.
Architects often look harried and worried because they have no clean, easy decisions: everything is an awful tradeoff. Architecture has lots of difficult problems, which this talk highlights by investigating what makes architecture so hard. At the of core many architectural problems: getting good granularity, which we illustrate via event-driven architectures, teams, components, architectural quantum, and a host of other examples. We also illustrate reuse at the application, department, and enterprise level, and why /reuse/ seems simple but isn't. We also discuss difficult decisions, how to do tradeoff analysis, tools like MECE lists, and how to decouple services to achieve proper granularity. Architecture is full of hard parts; by tracing the common reasons and applying lessons more universally, we can make it softer.
This session describes how architects can identify architectural characteristics from a variety of sources, how to distinguish architectural characteristics from domain requirements, and how to build protection mechanisms around key characteristics. This session also describe a variety of tradeoff analysis techniques for architects, to try to best balance all the competing concerns on software projects.
Architects must translate domain requirements, external constraints, speculative popularity, and a host of other factors to determine the key characteristics of a software system: performance, scale, elasticity, and so on. Yet architects must also analyze the tradeoffs each characteristics entails, arriving at a design that manages to maximize as many beneficial properties as possible. This session describes how architects can identify architectural characteristics from a variety of sources, how to distinguish architectural characteristics from domain requirements, and how to build protection mechanisms around key characteristics. This session also describe a variety of tradeoff analysis techniques for architects, to try to best balance all the competing concerns on software projects.
This session covers basic application and distributed architectural styles, analyzed along several dimensions (type of partitioning, families of architectural characteristics, and so on).
A key building block for burgeoning software architects is understanding and applying software architecture styles and patterns. This session covers basic application and distributed architectural styles, analyzed along several dimensions (type of partitioning, families of architectural characteristics, and so on). It also provides attendees with understanding and criteria to judge the applicability of a problem domain to an architectural style.
Patterns/antipatterns, techniques, engineering practices, and other details showing how to restructure existing architectures and migrate from one architecture style to another.
A common challenge facing many architects today involves restructuring their current architecture or migrating from one architectural style to another. For example, many companies start with monolithic applications for simplicity, but find they must migrate it to another architecture to achieve different architectural characteristics. This session shows patterns/antipatterns, techniques, engineering practices, and other details showing how to make major changes to architectures. This session introduces a new measure, the architectural quantum, as a way of measuring and analyzing coupling and portability within architectures.
Java is a language in evolution. There are a handful of language changes in Java 9 and 10 plus several JDK changes in 9, 10, 11, and 12. Some of these changes are significant in that they allow us to do things more effectively than before. The difference can be anywhere from reducing code to avoiding errors that come from verbosity. In this presentation we will explore the language changes first. Then we will visit the additions to the JDK. Along the way we will also look at a few things that have been removed from Java as well.
We will program with Java quite differently in the future than we do today. The reason is that Java is embracing asynchronous programming like never before. This will have a huge impact on how we create services and web applications. In this presentations we will look at what asynchronous programming is, what continuations are, how they get implemented under the hood, and how we can benefit from them.
Java Modules are the future. However, our enterprise applications have legacy code, a lots of it. How in the world do we migrate from the old to the new? What are some of the challenges. In this presentation we will start with an introduction to modules and learn how to create them. Then we will dive into the differences between unnamed modules, automatic modules, and explicit modules. After that we will discuss some key limitations of modules, things that may surprise your developers if they're not aware of. Finally we will discuss how to migrate current applications to use modules.
Some developers simply hate type inference. And then there others who love it. Neither one of them is entirely right. In Java we have been making extensive use of type inference for several years without realizing it. The introduction of “var” in Java 10 has stirred up some surprising debate. In this presentation we will step back and review type inference in Java. Then we will dive deep into type inference in Java 10 and 11. We will wrap up the presentation will good recommendations on when to use type inference and when to avoid it.
Functional style of programming was introduced in Java 8. Many organizations are still transitioning to Java 8 and more so, embracing the functional style. If you are like the speaker, who spent decades on imperative style, then the transition to functional style can be intimidating. In this presentation we will learn about the fundamentals of programming in functional style, the set of tools that we can reach into to solve problems as a series of state transformation. We will learn the how but also the benefits along the way as well.
Organizations have a lot of expertise in Java EE. With MicroProfile, developers can leverage this expertise to build cloud-native applications.
Few consider Java EE as a viable option for building microservices. Yet developers have a wealth of knowledge and skill that they may want to leverage to build microservices as they adopt cloud-native architecture patterns. The MicroProfile is a baseline platform definition that optimizes Enterprise Java for a microservices architecture and delivers application portability across multiple MicroProfile runtimes. In this session, we will explore the MicroProfile and examine it’s viability for using Java EE to build cloud-native applications.
Modularity is the common aspect of modern architectures and platforms. Understanding the role of modularity when making architecture decisions is critical.
The architecture paradigms we’re using are changing. The platforms we deploy our software to are changing. We are confronted with several new architecture paradigms to choose from, such as microservices and miniservices. Yet should we automatically discard some of the proven architectures we’ve used in the past, including more traditional web services? Likewise, new platforms, such as cloud, complicate the decision. Yet, at the heart of this transformation is modularity.
In this session, we’ll explore how modularity is impacting the platforms we are leveraging and the architecture paradigms we’ll use and offer a clear roadmap with proven guidance on navigating the architecture decisions we must make.
Current approaches to software architecture do not work. As we challenge some of the sacred truths of software development (reuse, failure prevention), we examine how current approaches to software architecture must also change.
Software systems evolve but current approaches to architecture do not factor in this inevitable evolution. Attempts to define the architectural vision for a system early in the development lifecycle does not work. Big architecture up front (BAUF) does not work. To compound the challenge, agile methods offer very little guidance on how to effectively do software architecture.
In this session, we examine several actionable principles that will help you create software architectures that possess the ability to continuously evolve.
A down in the trenches look at building, running and day-to-day development with a Continuous Delivery pipeline. This talk is based on my experiences building multiple CD pipelines and optimizing developer workflows to push changes to production all day. I'll walk you through how we transformed a two-day deployment process into a 20-minute CD pipeline and then go on to perform more than 20,000 deployments in one year.
During this presentation we'll walk through the evolution of a team teetering on collapse. Production deployments are a long running ceremony that hasn't really changed in years. Deployments are risky and everyone involved with the project acts accordingly, deployments can take days and the company website has scheduled maintenance windows.
Over several months, the team will transform into a model of agile process mastery. Deployments will take minutes instead of days. The team's structure and concerns over deploying to production will also change shape.
During this talk we'll dig into the anatomy of a continuous delivery pipeline, what it is, how it works, and the challenges you'll face making the transition. Where do you start and what are the big four considerations of continuous delivery? Do you need company buy-in or can you start small and grow out to the rest of the organization?
We'll walk through the entire process, talk about team organization, breaking up the monolith, your first steps towards CD, identifying your primary objective, the building blocks of a Microservices architecture, the psychology of continuous delivery, how to write effective code in a CD ecosystem, and we'll build a continuous delivery pipeline and Microservice during the presentation.
How do you build a Cloud Native Applications? So many cloud deployments are a lift and shift architecture, what would it look like if you started from scratch, only used cloud native technologies? During this session we will compare and contrast two applications, one built using a traditional Java application architecture, the other using a cloud native approach. How does building an app for the cloud change your architecture, application design, development and testing processes? We’ll look at all this and more.
During this session we’ll dive in to the details of Cloud Native applications, their origins and history. Then, look at what’s involved when you move from an on-prem data center to the cloud. Should you change your approach to application design now that you are in the cloud? If so, what does a cloud-based design look like.
During this session we’ll use a few example applications to see how their architecture and design choices impact their ability to maximize the power of the cloud.
By the end of the session, you’ll have a better understanding of the benefits of a cloud native application design, how to best leverage cloud capabilities, and how to create performant Microservices.
Docker has revolutionized how we build and deploy applications. While Docker has revolutionized production, it's also had a huge impact on developer productivity. Anyone that's used Docker for an extensive period of time will tell you it's a blessing and a curse. Yes, it's portable but networking and other characteristics of Docker can make the most chill developer long for plain old Java. During this session we'll look at Docker's good points and its painful ones. The end goal - enable anyone on your team to go from zero to production in under 20 minutes.
This session will work through the evolution of a Java CRUD application, evolving it from a traditional on-prem application to a streamlined, Continuous Delivery ready, Cloud Native application. If you work in a polyglot environment, you know switching to a new service can be a difficult process. There are new tools to install, environments to setup, databases to use and so on. Docker can streamline this process and enable you to switch between systems quickly and easily.
By the end of this session, you'll have a pattern for creating team-friendly Microservices that work well in a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and can be deployed to any container environment. We'll use Docker to super-charge your development environment and enable you to move faster and safer than ever before.
A real-world look at using Consumer Driven Contracts in practice. How to eliminate a test environment and how to build your services with CDC as a key component.
One of the biggest challenges in building out a Microservices architecture is integration testing. If you use a Continuous Delivery pipeline, none of your environments, stage or production, are even in a steady state. How do you perform adequate testing when your environment can change during your test? How do you manage a complex web of interdependent Microservices? How do you safely evolve your API in this environment?
Consumer Driven Contracts are a key component for a successful Microservices strategy. We'll look at different CDC frameworks and how to use them. We'll discuss developer workflows and how to ensure your API changes don't break client implementations. Finally, we'll build a couple of Microservices and walk through the lifecycle of Consumer Driven Contract tests.
Many new features have been added between the last Long Term Support release in Java 8 and the current one in Java 11. This talk will summarize many of those capabilities, from the Jigsaw implementation of JPMS to unmodifiable collections to local variable type inference and more. In addition to the basic code changes, the new six-month release schedule and associated licensing issues will be reviewed.
If, as anticipated, Java 12 is released in March and Java 13 in September, new features from those versions will also be included, even though they will break the joke in the title of this talk.
Learn the basic syntax and semantics for the Kotlin programming language. Kotlin is an alternative JVM language that provides null safety, static typing, and powerful IDE support. This talk will emphasize the relationships between Kotlin and Java, highlighting the differences in types, functional programming, collections, and more.
Demonstrations will include:
and much more.
Good discussions are supposed to diverge from their intended path. Free association is a feature, not a bug, and helps you see new connections between ideas. Without structure, however, it can be difficult to add context to new ideas and understand how they relate to more immediate problems. This talk discusses the technique of mental bookmarks – how to remember where you were when a discussion diverged. In addition to giving you a reputation for having an amazing memory, the skill also helps with personal awareness in general.
To give the technique context, we'll look at the fractal nature of success – the way we tend to see our current environment in relative terms, always comparing ourselves to those slightly more successful and slightly less successful.
Gradle is the build tool of choice in the open source world, and rapidly becoming the standard in industry as well. Anyone who works with Gradle on a Java project knows the basics of the Java plugin and how to write simple tasks in Groovy. Gradle can do much more, however. This talk will demonstrate how to write your own custom task classes and how to create Gradle plugins from them. Other Gradle features will be demonstrated as well, including file manipulation, incremental builds, generating the Grade wrapper, and resolving conflicts in dependencies.
Gradle Inc also provides a free build scan capability to analyze build files. This too will be demonstrated, as well as profiling your build, determining dependencies, and more.
Would Chuck Norris ask you to come hear him speak at a conference? No, he wouldn't. He would TELL you that you're coming, and then roundhouse kick you in the face if you gave him any more lip.
“What would Chuck Norris do?” is a philosophy this session will cover in depth. Other topics include: badass vs a-hole, human duck typing, the art of [not] caring, instrumentality, and what your facial hair says about you. You won't learn any new code in this session, but you might unleash a Pandora's box of awesomeness that will change the way you interact with your coworkers forever.
Microservices have helped us break apart back end services, but large front ends often remain problematic monoliths.
In this session you’ll learn how to apply the same concepts to large front-end applications, slicing them into end-to-end verticals. These verticals can then be owned by different teams and even written in different frameworks. Can Angular, React, and Vue all live together in harmony? How about AngularJS and Angular2+? With micro frontends, the answer is yes!
Git. It can be intimidating if you're accustomed to other kinds of source control management. Even if you're already using it and comfortable with the basics, situations can arise where you wish you understood it better. Developers often just want to write code and tell everyone else to take a hike, but the reality is that most of us work on teams where the feature-based code we write must be integrated, tested, and ultimately released.
This session will cover the most critical git concepts, basic and advanced, in a completely visualized way. At the same time, you’ll pick up git terminal commands to help you understand (or even eliminate) a git GUI you already use. Go beyond the basics to learn how to get yourself out of a git pickle, practical release management strategies, and more.
Machine Learning is a huge, deep field. Come get a head start on how you can learn about how machines learn.
This talk will be an overview of the Machine Learning field. We’ll cover the various tools and techniques that are available to you to solve complex, data-driven problems. We’ll walk through the algorithms and apply them to some real but accessible problems so you can see them at work.
Documents contain a lot of information. We'll introduce you to a variety of techniques to extract them.
Machine Learning techniques are useful for analyzing numeric data, but they can also be useful for classifying text, extracting content and more. We will discuss a variety of open source tools for extracting the content, identifying elements and structure and analyzing the text can be used in distributed, microservice-friendly ways.
Deep Learning is an evolution of the capabilities of more conventional machine learning to take advantage of the extra data available from Big Data systems. With more data, many of the manual aspects of feature selection and other machine learning steps can be derived automatically. We will highlight many of the main deep learning frameworks and give you a hands on introduction to what is possible and how you can start to use them.
We will cover:
What comes after machine learning and deep learning? How about dynamic systems that need new ways of finding paths through complex scenarios such as video games, challenging board games and more.
In addition to covering the main ideas of deep reinforcement learning, we will cover some of the main tools and frameworks
While the Web itself has strong decentralized aspects to how it is used, the backend technologies are largely centralized. The naming systems, the routing systems and the traffic that all points back to the same place for a website are all centralized technologies. This creates both a liability as well as a control point.
In order to break free of some of these limitations, new technologies are emerging to provide a more decentralized approach to the Web.
This talk will walk you through some emerging technology to provide decentralized content storage and distribution, edge computing and more. We will touch upon the Interplanetary Filesystem, WebTorrent, Blockchain spin offs and more.
What happens if web applications got really fast?
A lot of software development seems to be concerned with finding answers; troubleshooting issues; solving problems. But what if we’re not asking the right questions? Learning to ask the right questions in the various contexts in which we work is one of the key, yet underemphasized skills that any competent engineer should have!
In this session, we’ll examine several critical questions that you should keep in your toolbox. You can use these questions to evaluate tool and technology selection decisions, architecture strategy, data modeling decisions, and more. You should walk away with this session feeling equipped to engage in “adult conversations” about software engineering, where we cut through the hype and focus on the tradeoff decisions before us.
So what are the questions? Well, you’ll just have to come to the session to find out. But if you browse through my Twitter stream, you just might find a few.
NOTE: THIS IS A DISCUSSION ORIENTED SESSION. THERE WILL BE MINIMAL LECTURE AND SLIDES.
According to Wikipedia, metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that studies the essence of a thing. This definition invites the question, “Does software design have an essence?” And if it does, would the discovery and understanding of this essence lead to a fundamental improvement in our ability to build well-designed software? Does design matter? What exactly is the design of software? Can we point to it? Or is it something immaterial?
These are the types of questions that I want to confront in this session. We’ll draw inspiration from various individuals, from Don Norman to Fred Brooks to Jack Reeves to Christopher Alexander. We’ll consider their explorations of design, both in and out of the software realm. But ultimately, we’re going to have a conversation inspired by the Dialogues of Plato, and each iteration of this session will arrive at its own conclusions.
As an architectural style, microservices are here to stay. They have crossed the proverbial chasm, and now it’s time to get to work. Microservices provide us with the ability to create truly evolutionary architectures composed of cohesive and autonomous components using well known and characterized distributed systems patterns.
As we create and compose components across the hard boundary of the network, we become deeply interested in establishing the correct boundaries and has resulted in renewed interest in system design and decomposition. Fortunately, the tried and true practices of Domain-Driven Design are available to us.
In this presentation, we will cover a distillation of strategic (bounded contexts, subdomains, context mapping) and tactical (aggregates, domain events) DDD techniques and demonstrate how they enable us to create effective event-driven microservices.
In this session we will build a full application using Vue.js. We will start by discussing how you can start working with Vue, all the way to seeing what it takes to build an app with Vue, including state management and routing.
If you are curious about Vue, this is the session for you. Come in for 180 minutes of a thrill ride as we explore this fascinating new framework and mindset.
In this session we will build a full application using Vue.js. We will start by discussing how you can start working with Vue, all the way to seeing what it takes to build an app with Vue, including state management and routing.
If you are curious about Vue, this is the session for you. Come in for 180 minutes of a thrill ride as we explore this fascinating new framework and mindset.
As developers we not only operate in different contexts, but also often have these different contexts interplay as part of our work.
Each of the tools that we use — version control systems like Git (along with collaborative tools like Github/Gitlab), IDE's like Eclipse/IntelliJ, build systems like Gradle, Ci/Cd tooling like Jenkins, IaaC tools like Ansible, the command line — all introduce context.
To be effective developers we need to know when to operate in a certain context, combine or tease apart how these contexts interplay.
Can you improve your release announcements if format your commit messages consistently? You bet!
How should your build tool interact with your version control system?
What does naming your files have to do with how you use your IDE?
This session will take a look at several of these contexts — it will attempt to discern between them, explore when you should separate them and when you attempt to bring them together.
With lots of examples, and lots of quizzes this session will definitely leave you thinking about a few things.
In tech teams it's a constant firefight. We react. Then we react to the reaction… the cycle continues. In all this noise, in all this chaos, how do we move forward. How do we remain proactive?
A great leader must be an enabler for the team. At times this means insulating the team from the noise. At other times it means improving the environment for the team. At all times, however, it requires setting clear priorities and conditions for success.
This session is focused on the art of moving forward in even the noisiest environments.
There's nothing new or exciting about relational databases. We abstract them away with ORMS, grudgingly write a query here or there, but generally try to forget about them entirely. Then the performance and scalability problems begin. “Shading, the secret ingredient to the web-scale sauce” often won't help us.
The database is at the heart of nearly every system we build. Reading data and writing data account for the majority of performance bottlenecks. When it comes to SQL and relational databases, the syntax is easy, but the concepts often aren't. The most important knowledge is not obvious but it is necessary to make the right design, query, and optimization decisions.
Indexing, a glimpse under the hood of the storage engine and the query optimizer, and some best practices are all you need to know bring your DB skills head and shoulders above your peers and ready to build bigger, better, faster apps.
On the NFJS tour, there are questions that seem to come up again and again. One common example is “How do we determine which new tools and technologies we should focus our energy on learning?” another is “How do we stop management from forcing us to cut corners on every release so we can create better and more maintainable code?” which, after awhile becomes “How can we best convince management we need to rewrite the business application?”
There is a single meta-answer to all these questions and many others.
It begins with the understanding that what we as engineers value, and what the business values are often very different (even if the ultimate goals are the same) By being able to understand these different perspectives it's possible to begin to frame our arguments around the needs and the wants of the business. This alone will make any engineer significantly more effective.
This session picks up from where “Stop writing code and start solving problems” stops discussing what is value, how do we align the values of the business with the needs and values of the engineer.
So you have some code and it is in a bounded context with a REST API. You are on your way to Microservices. Next you wrap it in a container and now it is an image that others can run. Simple. Now what? No service is an island. Your service needs to log information, needs to scale and load balance between its clones. Your service needs environment and metadata way outside its context. What about where the service will run? Who starts it? What monitors its health? What about antifragility? Updates? Networking? Oh my.
Services live in clusters and clusters live in data centers. Many concepts overlap with the features of cloud management. But don't get too flustered since, fundamentally, services are managed by clusters. There are several approaches to cluster management such as Docker Swarm, Mesos with Marathon and Kubernetes.
Minikube with Kubernetes is an approachable technique to set up a local cluster that is easy to understand and get started. Whether you have a simple service or a Web application with a set of services, you can develop much of it on Kubernetes with Minikube. We will run some practical examples. Once you understand the mechanics of the tools, we will explore how it works, sort through the terminology and share ideas about practical uses for this technology.
Afterward, you will understand how to run your personal cluster with your Linux, OS X or Windows laptop to further enjoy unraveling the mysteries of running applications in a cluster.
Prerequisite: If you are unfamiliar with Kubernetes be sure to attend: Understanding Kubernetes: Fundamentals
Aha moments with apps in containers can be quite liberating. The mobile space is saturated with “there's an app for that”. For us, we now expect “there's a container for that”. “Write once, run anywhere” (WORA) has changed to “Package once, run anywhere” (PORA). As the community of containers is riding up the hype curve we will look at some of those top aha moments together.
• Go rouge with Java 9 and jlink • Polyglot microservices • RabbitMQ broker in 2 minutes • Private Docker hub in a container • Composing a Pod with multple containers • Database flavors for integration testing
The epiphanies come from the modular simplicity. Leveraging namespaces and using cgroups, these apps share a common kernel without polluting the host OS. This simplifies installation, conflicts and uninstalls. The barriers to getting something running are decreased and normalized to a container run command. This is subtly powerful and liberating. With this simplicity comes complexity such as shared resources, file systems, mounts, networking and overall cluster management.
Your software package delivery and installation is no longer an rpm, deb, dmg, jar, war, native executable or a run script, it is simply an image that has a common run container command.
Lastly, we will explore how containers can help and hurt your team if you are not careful. What goes into a container is a reflection of a team's skills. Should a team make each tech stack different, or should you standardize? External processes affect your tech stack choices inside your container such as static code analysis, code beautifiers, CI/CD, tracing, logging, and monitoring. Exercise caution as standardization and frameworks can lead to coupling. Your tech stack details can change from version to version so get your SemVer and API versioning right. Finally, containers can be a vehicle to introduce new technologies to those that are conservative and risk avoiders.
During the presentation, we will explore some example on Katacoda.
There are a variety of ways to declare to Kubenetes what applications should be run and managed. Typically YAML declarations or Helm charts are sufficient to define your applications. However, a strong technique has emerged as a way to control your applications. When you leverage CustomResourceDefinitions (CRDs) and controllers together they make up the Operator pattern.
Learning to use Operators should be part of your architecture toolbox when hosting professional solutions using Kubernetes.
In this session, you will see how this pattern emerged. We will explore how the architecture works natively on Kubernetes. We will see open source Operators are currently available for you to use. The session will conclude by exploring how to write your own Operators using the Operator SDK.
Learn what Operators are all about and how you can leverage them for your solutions.
Prerequisite: If you are unfamiliar with Kubernetes be sure to attend: Understanding Kubernetes: Fundamentals.
Highly cohesive and loosely coupled business functions can have a great impact on your agility to deliver new features. Microservices in containers is an effective implementation detail for continuous delivery. However, before you bite into that big sandwich, consider how provisioning a variety of data flavors as containerized endpoints could greatly improve your internal testing.
How many times have you heard a colleague say, “Well that feature does not have integration tests because it requires a database with some specialized data”? Balderdash - put your data flavors in containers!
Let's explore a solution to create a pipeline of data flavors. We use Docker images, Kubernetes Pods, Minikube to provision these endpoints. See how a Gradle project drives integration tests against these Pod endpoints, all ready for your continuous integration pipeline. In the end you can see the power of Consumer Driven Contracts against your dataset flavors.
Watch how your team becomes empowered to create their own dataset flavors in containers for development and testing. See a wall to integration testing come down.
We will explore a GitHub Gradle-based project that includes:
This presentation will follow the source code found here.
In this example-driven presentation, you'll learn how to leverage Spring Boot to accelerate application development, enabling you to focus coding on logic that drives application requirements with little concern for code that satisfies Spring's needs.
For over a decade, Spring has sought to make enterprise Java development easier. It began by offering a lighter alternative to EJBs, but continued to to address things such as security, working with various sorts of databases, cloud-native applications, and reactive programming. And, along the way, Spring even took steps to make itself easier to use, offering Java-based and automatic component configuration. Even so, there's still a lot of near-boilerplate code required to develop Spring applications.
Enter Spring Boot. Spring Boot's primary purpose is to make Spring easier to work with. It achieves this in three ways:
All together, Spring Boot lets you focus on fulfilling your application's requirements without worrying about writing code that satisfies the needs of a framework.
In this session, you'll learn how to take your Spring Boot skills to the next level, applying the latest features of Spring Boot. Topics may include Spring Boot DevTools, configuration properties and profiles, customizing the Actuator, and crafting your own starters and auto-configuration.
In this session, we'll explore the Spring Boot Actuator, a runtime component of Spring Boot that lets you peer inside a running application and, in some cases, even tweak configuration on the fly. We'll look at many of the Actuator's endpoints, learn how to customize and even create new endpoints, and see how to expose Actuator metrics to several popular instrumentation and monitoring systems.
Spring Boot makes developing applications with Spring easy work by offering auto-configuration for many common application scenarios. And with Spring Boot's starter dependencies, even an application's build file can be easily managed. But Spring Boot's powers don't end when the application is deployed. That's where the real fun begins.
In this example-driven presentation, you will learn how to enable Spring applications for voice interaction through Alexa and Google Assistant. We'll look at three distinct options for voice-enabling Spring, including using Spring Cloud Function for voice request fulfillment, account-linking a conventional Alexa Skill and/or Google Action with Spring Security and OAuth2, or using Spring MVC/WebFlux for direct handling of voice requests.
The way we communicate with our applications is an ever-evolving experience. Punch cards gave way to keyboards. Typing on keyboards was then supplemented by pointing and clicking with a mouse. And touch screens on our phones, tablets, and computers are now a common means of communicating with applications.
These all lack one thing, however: They aren’t natural.
As humans, we often communicate with each other through speech. If you were to walk up to another human and start tapping them, you’d likely be tapped (or punched) in response. But when we talk to our applications, we communicate on the machine’s terms, with keyboards, mice, and touch screens. Even though we may use these same devices to communicate with other humans, it’s really the machine we are communicating with—and those machines relay what we type, click, and tap to another human using a similar device.
Voice user-interfaces (Voice UIs) enable us to communicate with our application in a human way. They give our applications the means to communicate to us on our terms, using voice. With a voice UI, we can converse with our applications in much the same way we might talk with our friends.
Voice UIs are truly the next logical step in the evolution of human-computer interaction. And this evolutionary step is long overdue. For as long as most of us can remember, science fiction has promised us the ability to talk to our computers. The robot from Lost in Space, the Enterprise computer on Star Trek, Iron Man’s Jarvis, and HAL 9000 (okay, maybe a bad example) are just a few well-recognized examples of science fiction promising a future where humans and computers would talk to each other.
As voice user-interfaces become more prevalent, it stands to reason that voice applications wouldn't necessarily be standalone, self-contained application, but rather would be extensions of existing and newly developed applications. Since Spring is the foundation of so many applications developed today, it only makes sense to voice-enable Spring applications.
An overview of various popular streaming technologies on the JVM: Kafka Streams, Apache Storm, Spark Streaming, Apache Beam. Discuss “the bill of rights” of what to expect of all streaming libraries and frameworks, security, failover, exactly once processing.
Streaming is now an essential part of our life. We have cheaper drives, faster networks, and more memory. We can haul tons of data, but we need to process that data, manipulate and enrich. To do so we need some sort of streaming solution. Let's look at the most common ones and expose the differences and similarities between frameworks so you, the attendee, can make a better decision.
Kafka is more than just a messaging queue with storage. It goes beyond that and with technology from Confluent open source it has become a full-fledged data ETL and data streaming ecosystem.
When we utter the words, Kafka, it no longer is just one component but can be an entire data pipeline ecosystem to transform and enrich data from source to sink. It offers different ways to handle that data as well. In this presentation, we will discuss briefly a variety of technologies outside of Kafka Streams and KSQL from the Confluent stack that contributes to the overall streaming experience: Kafka Connect and Registry Schema
hashCode in a single class. Can you change implementations on the spot? Probably not, there may be too many dependencies on your implementation. Time to break out an adapter pattern, a utility class, or better yet, a type class! A type class is a kind of template in very static functional programming languages. Imagine a template that can read, write information as a side effect as well? Type classes are powerful.
For these various type-classes, we will be looking at a project called TypeLevel Cats. TypeLevel is a group of projects that adhere to a code of conduct, modular systems, static, functional, open source programming. TypeLevel Cats is the flagship project for Typelevel.
Our presentation will be following this story:
Even if you are not a Scala Programmer, you may want to come in and see how type classes work because I am making a bet… This will be something that will be used by other JVM languages in the future. Kotlin doesn't have it now, Groovy doesn't have it now, TypeScript doesn't either although some projects are working towards this idea.
By the end of this conference you will have learned many new tools and technologies. The easy part is done, now for the hard part: getting the rest of the team-and management-on board with the new ideas. Easier said than done.
Whether you want to effect culture change in your organization, lead the transition toward a new technology, or are simply asking for better tools; you must first understand that having a “good idea” is just the beginning. How can you dramatically increase your odds of success?
You will learn 12 concrete strategies to build consensus within your team as well as 6 technique to dramatically increase the odds that the other person will say “Yes” to your requests.
As a professional mentalist, Michael has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades. There are universal principles of influence that neccessary to both understand and leverage if you want to be more effective leader of change in your organization.
In this session we discuss strategies for getting your team on board as well as when/how to approach management within the department and also higher-up in the organization.
In Part 1, you learned the core principles of influence and persuasion. How to we take this back to the office and apply what we've learned?
We dive deep in to specific strategies to get both the team and the business on board with your ideas and solutions. We cover several real-world patterns you can follow to be more effective and more persuasive. Part 1 was conceptual, part 2 is practical.
The #1 fallacy of distributed computing is “The Network is Reliable.” Yet we still build web apps that 100% rely on a server and a network connection. What if we could build web apps that work, regardless of connection state? The promise and capabilities of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) make this possible, and these capabilities are available today.
This session doesn't focus on a specific technology or backend technology; while those demonstrations are impressive, they are only useful for a handful of use-cases. Instead we look at architecture patterns and techniques that can work with any framework, any backend, and virtually any app.
In 2005 the way we built web applications changed when Google released Google Maps and the AJAX map canvas. This approach fundamentally changed how users expect to interact with web applications. Suddenly any app that sent postback after postback felt cumbersome and positively ancient.
Progressive web apps and offline capabilities are that next big shift. Soon any app that doesn't work offline is going to be as jarring and frustrating of a user experience as it would be to go back to a pre-ajax world. Don't let this be your app!
For those still grappling with Generics? This will be an attempt to clear the air about generics. What are wildcards? What is extends? What is super? What is covariance? What is contravariance? What is invariance? What is erasure? Why and when do I need this?
One of the more pain items in any statically typed language on the JVM is generics or parameterized type. This presentation is set to overcome some of these hurdles and understand some of these terms that often vex us. We will cover:
An integral part to any DevOps effort involves automation. No longer do we wish to manage tens, hundreds or even thousands of servers by hand, even if that were possible. What we need is a programmatic way to create and configure servers, be those for local development, all the way to production.
This is where tools like Ansible come into play. Ansible offers us a way to define what our server configurations are to look like using plain-text, version-controlled configuration files.
Not only does this help with avoiding “snow-flakes”, but it promotes server configuration to participate in the SDLC, pulling server configuration closer to the developers.
In this session we will explore what Ansible has to offer, decipher the Ansible terminology, and run some examples to configure a local server.