Rebecca Parsons, Thoughtworks CTO, on microservices: prerequisites, challenges and benefits. Also insights on designing services for scalability, handling failure and eventual consistency.
The Internet of Things is just around the corner and it will massively impact our lives. Most of the devices in our homes will become connected and collect data or react to certain events. Currently it is still uncertain, how personal data can be protected and leveraged for crowd sourcing and swarm intelligence at the same time. Jacob is sharing the ideas that his company Yetu has to clarify this
Eberhard Wolff explains his assertion that "Java application servers are dead". He describes application server deployment and monitoring model complexities and WAR and EAR deployment format deficits. In turn he promotes simpler and more standard compliant alternatives based on language agnostic tool stacks, while also acknowledging valid non-technical reasons that can prevent their adoption.
In the last ten years we have seen the emergence of things like lean startup, continuous delivery, DevOps, and all these movements around how to not only build things correctly, but also around making sure to build the correct thing. Now it's time to help leaders in large enterprises to understand how to move faster and adapt to changing circumstances.
Jeff Lindsay explains the difference between virtualization and containers, what Docker brings to the table, best practices for using containers and what to avoid, and much more.
Randy Bias of EMC talks to InfoQ about the recently concluded OpenStack summit at Paris and why application developers should care about IaaS and OpenStack. He covers DevOps and how it’s important to break down silos and how OpenStack and cloud computing can help. He also talks about what is needed to supplement OpenStack to make it more relevant for app development.
Chris discusses the rise of CQRS and Event Sourcing as a solution for all domains. With the advent of Docker, applications that manage complex domains can be built tested and deployed in minutes. Chris talks about the reasons for choosing a CQRS and Event Sourced solution as well as how the addition of Docker can help an organization embrace Continuous Delivery by using existing tools.
Jerome Louvel talks about Web APIs, the Restlet framework and his latest venture APISpark
Roy Rapoport explains the concept of canary analysis and how Netflix uses it to deploy software to its internal systems.
Engine Yard's Ines Sombra discusses state management in the cloud in general, and specific data stores including MySQL, Postgres and some NoSQL alternatives. She also explains why the pets and cattle analogy doesn't work for her, and what need to be done in organisations with respect to trusting people and trusting the infrastructure.
Dave McCrory explains how he coined the term 'data gravity', and how he expects the rise of data related microservices to deal with its consequences. He also gives an overview of Basho's Riak version 2, and what else can be expected from that platform in nearby releases.
In this interview, recorded at QCon New York, Adrian Cockcroft talks to Charles Humble about agility, implementing DevOps, the differences between Microservices and conventional SOA, the strengths of weaknesses of micro service architecture, and approaches for building resilience into highly-distrubuted systems.