GOTO Amsterdam (June 13-15, 2016) is a vendor independent international software development conference with more than 60 top speakers and 800 attendees. The conference covers topics such as Microservices, Rugged, JavaScript, Post-Agile, Data, Spring++, Connected Worlds & Philosophy.

GOTO Night: It's Not Just MicroServices

Host: Fred George & Pieter Joost van de Sande

When: 7. Dec 2015 at 18:00 - 22:00

Where: Trifork, Rijnsburgstraat 9-11, 1059 AT Amsterdam


Venue/Host Trifork
Costs Free of charge
Speaker Fred George & Pieter Joost van de Sande
Pizza & refreshments included

18:00 Registration & Pizza
18:30 Short Intro
18:35 Pieter Joost van de Sande
19:40 Short break
19:45 Fred George
20:45 Ending with beers

"A Journey to MicroServices" by Pieter Joost van de Sande

With MicroServices you try to develop a single as a suite of small services and independent services. It promises a resilient and scalable system that boosts the agility of your software development.

In this talk I will share a multi year journey of implementing MicroServices. I will start by explaining what problems we tried to solve switching to a MicroServices based system. I will give concrete examples of the challenges we faced while transitioning and how we dealt with them.

A few questions I would like to answer:

  • How to deal with eventual consistency?
  • How to version your services and handle dependencies?
  • How do you make sure you don’t go down?

Pieter Joost van de Sande is an software developer at Happy Pancake. The largest online dating service of Sweden. He actively contributes to numerous open source projects. He is not bound to a specific language or platform, but rather likes to explore the differences.

He regularly present at conferences like Microsoft TechDays, SDC and NDC. Next to that he is one of the founders and board member of Devnology where he helps to organise meetings and runs a populair podcast about software development. His role in the community is recognised by Microsoft who awarded him with the exclusive Microsoft MVP award.

Twitter: @pjvds

"It's Not Just MicroServices" by Fred George

Complementary and Necessary Support for MicroServices
MicroServices has officially come of age. The first book is out, with more on the way. Dedicated conferences exist. MeetUps have been running for months. But success is not automatic.

MicroServices have emerged in many places in parallel, a product of technological enablers. Success, however, will be elusive unless:

  • The proper complementary technologies are exploited,
  • IT processes adjust,
  • The business is engaged in non­traditional fashion, and
  • Roles and responsibilities are (sometimes radically) adjusted.

In this talk, we address all these points, citing examples from past engagements. Initially we motivate the fundamental drive behind MicroServices: Faster time to market. In plain language, we first explore the technology trends that have facilitated the emergence of MicroServices.

But embracing the technology changes is not sufficient. Going faster can be crippled if supporting IT processes are not implemented. Further, the IT­business interaction changes to truly exploit MicroServices. We will do into some detail about the nature of these changes and successful recent implementations.

We wrap up by addressing the impact to roles and responsibilities, a challenging and key aspect of MicroService success. We will delve into some detail on an implementation in a large, traditional business.

Fred George is an industry consultant, and has been writing code for over 46 years in (by his count) over 70 languages. He has delivered projects and products across his career, and in the last decade alone, has worked in the US, India, China, and the UK.
He started ThoughtWorks University in Bangalore, India, based on a commercial programming training program he developed in the 90's. An early adopter of OO and Agile, Fred continues to impact the industry with his leading­?edge ideas, most recently advocating MicroS?ervice Architectures and flat team structures (under the moniker of Programmer Anarchy).
Oh, and he still writes code!

Twitter: @fgeorge52

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