Twin Cities Software Symposium

October 12 - 13, 2018

Modern Java Frameworks for Building Microservices

Saturday - Oct 13 1:00 PM - SALON B

Kirk Knoernschild

Kirk Knoernschild

Software Developer & Mentor

Microservice architecture is a modern architectural approach that increases development and delivery agility by focusing on building modular services. The framework we use has a tremendous impact on how quickly and easily we can deliver servcies. New frameworks are emerging that embrace new approaches for helping us deliver microservices.

In this session, we will explore some modern Java frameworks for building microservices (aka micro frameworks). Example frameworks you may see include Dropwizard, Ratpack, Spark, Ninja, RestExpress, Play, Restlet, and RestX. We'll demonstrate each framework by using a programming kata to build the same service using several different frameworks. Optionally, bring your own laptop, clone the github repo, and you can build the services along with me. To do this, you must have Java 8+ and Gradle.

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About Kirk Knoernschild

Kirk is software developer with a passion for building great software. He takes a keen interest in design, architecture, application development platforms, agile development, and the IT industry in general, especially as it relates to software development. His recent book, Java Application Architecture was published in 2012, and presents 18 patterns that help you design modular software.