GOTO Amsterdam (June 17-19, 2015) is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 50 top speakers and 500 attendees. The conference covers topics such as AngularJS, Disruption, Docker, Drones, Elasticsearch, Hadoop, Microservices & Scrum.

Workshop: "Design & Implementation of Microservices"

Track: Workshops / Time: Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00 / Location: Administratiezaal

Microservices Architecture is a concept that aims to decouple a solution by decomposing functionality into discrete services. Microservice architectures can lead to easier to change, more maintainable systems which can be more secure, performant and stable.

In this workshop you will discover a consistent and reinforcing set of tools and practices rooted in the philosophy of small and simple that can help you move towards a Microservice architecture in your own organisation. Small services, communicating via the web's uniform interface with single responsibilities and installed as well behaved operating system services. However, with these finer-grained systems come new sources of complexity.

What you will learn
During this workshop you will understand in more depth what the benefits are of finer-grained architectures, how to break apart your existing monolithic applications, and what are the practical concerns of managing these systems. We will discuss how to ensure your systems can be made more stable, how to handle security, and how to handle the additional complexity of monitoring and deployment.

We will cover the following topics: Principle-driven evolutionary architecture Capability modelling and the town planning metaphor REST, web integration and event-driven systems of systems Micro services, versioning, consumer driven contracts and Postel's law.

Target Audience
Developers, Architects, Technical Leaders, Operations Engineers and anybody interested in the design and architecture of services and components.

James Lewis, Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks

James Lewis

Biography: James Lewis

James Lewis is a Principle Consultant for ThoughtWorks based in the UK and a member of the ThoughtWorks Technical Advisory Board. Most recently he has been helping to introduce Agile at various blue chip companies: Investment Banks, Publishers and media organisations. Sometimes I even write software.

James studied Astrophysics in the 90's but got sick of programming in Fortran. Fourteen years of DBA, Java development, software design and software architecture later, he believes that writing software is the easy part of the problem. Most of the time it's about getting people thinking right.

Most recently, James has been spending his time helping ThoughtWorks' clients develop enterprise software as a coding architect and is particularly interested in the design of distributed systems and the web as middleware.

Twitter: @boicy