Talk To Your Microservice Via a Chat Bot, not UI

Track: Microservices
Skill Level: Intermediate
Room: Room A301
Time Slot: Tue 2/16, 5:30 PM
Tags: microservices

In most cases, it is convenient to have some human interaction with a web (micro-)service, no matter how small it is. A traditional approach would be to create an HTTP interface, where user requests will be dispatched and HTML/CSS pages must be served. This approach is indeed very traditional for a web site, but not really convenient for a web service, which is not intended to be good looking, 24x7 up and running and UX-optimized. Instead, talking to a web service in a chat-bot mode would be much more convenient, both for a user and web service developer. In this session I will try to explain why chat-bot design is more preferable, what are the pros and cons.

Yegor Bugayenko

Yegor is a CTO and Co-founder of, a software development company with a unique approach to management of distributed teams; a regular blogger at; a proud holder of PMP and OCMEA certifications; a hands-on Java developer and a lead architect of a few popular open source projects, including,, and Yegor lives in Palo Alto, CA and Kyiv, Ukraine.