Microservices are currently at the center of the hype cycle in software architecture. Much of the discussion is very technology/programming-centric or bikeshedding on “how big a service should be.” Unfortunately, what’s often missed is how the ideas and principles found in DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Domain-Driven Design, and Agile have converged into an architectural style that supports the operationalization of those same ideas and principles, and that architecture has is what we now call “Cloud Native.” In this workshop we’ll cut through the hype and look at how we can start delivering great software.
We will cover the following big ideas:
You will need to bring a laptop for this workshop! For the greatest success, try to have the following prerequisites installed before you arrive:
In addition, we will have a few optional advanced labs that may require booting a VM on your laptop. To expedite that process, please add the following:
Matt Stine is a 17 year veteran of the enterprise IT industry, with eight of those years spent as a consulting solutions architect for multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as the not-for-profit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is the author of Migrating to Cloud-Native Application Architectures from O’Reilly, and the host of the Software Architecture Radio podcast.
Matt is obsessed with the idea that enterprise IT “doesn’t have to suck,” and spends much of his time thinking about lean/agile software development methodologies, DevOps, architectural principles/patterns/practices, and programming paradigms, in an attempt to find the perfect storm of techniques that will allow corporate IT departments to not only function like startup companies, but also create software that delights users while maintaining a high degree of conceptual integrity. He is currently the product owner for Spring at Pivotal, and spends much of his time driving an active feedback loop between the Spring R&D organization and customers developing cloud-native application architectures.
Matt has spoken at conferences ranging from JavaOne to OSCON to YOW!, is a seven-year member of the No Fluff Just Stuff tour, and serves as Technical Editor of NFJS the Magazine. Matt is also the founder and past president of the Memphis Java User Group.