Atlanta

June 13-14

Twelve Midtown
361 17th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30363


Agenda Day 1

8:00am

Breakfast

8:45am

Welcome

9:10am

Better Software is Better than Worse Software

Nate Schutta, Solution Architect, Pivotal

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“Digital transformation” seems like idle business fantasy. But, it’s a real strategy used by the US Air Force, Air France KLM, Liberty Mutual, DBS Bank, and others to out-innovate competition & delight people. We will go over how Pivotal customers like these are improving their software, how Pivotal Cloud Foundry lays the foundation for better software helps, and how you can be a part of making the world a better place with better software.

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9:40am

The Reactive Revolution

Josh Long, Spring Developer Advocate, Pivotal

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The reactive revolution continues. For as much as we've been talking about reactive programming in Spring for the last few years the journey has only just begun. Join Josh Long, and we'll take our reactive applications further, looking at how to build microservices for cloud platforms like PAS (Cloud Foundry) and PKS (Kubernetes). Some of the things we may cover include: - reactive NoSQL data access - reactive SQL data access with R2DBC - orchestration and reliability patterns like client-side loadbalancing, circuit breakers, and hedging - messaging and service integration with Apache Kafka or RSocket - API gateways with Spring Cloud Gateway and patterns like rate limiting - API adapters - serverless programming with Spring Cloud Function and project Riff - reactive authentication and authorization with Spring Security.

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10:30am

Break

11:00am

Drinking from the Stream: How to Use Messaging Platforms for Scalability & Performance

Mark Heckler, Spring Developer Advocate, Pivotal

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Most mission-critical systems have distributed elements or are entirely distributed, resulting in a number of challenges: performance, scalability, reliability, resilience...the eight fallacies of distributed computing are alive and well! Messaging platforms are often used to solve these problems and increase the "ilities", but they don't come without a few complexities of their own. Come to this session to learn how to leverage open source solutions like Spring Cloud Stream, RabbitMQ, & Apache Kafka to maximize your distributed systems' capabilities while minimizing complexity. All examples will be coded *live & in real-time*!

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12:00pm

Bootiful Reactive Testing

Mario Gray, Principal Technologist, Pivotal

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Join us for an exploration of testing a reactive Spring Boot 2.x application. Test driven development gives us the confidence necessary to improve our code faster, safely. But how do you test components and services, as well as integrations across distributed systems, while maintaining fast feedback loops, and how do you do all of this within the context of reactive Java? In this talk, we'll look at how to test imperative components, reactive data flows, and mocks. We’ll examine how to take advantage of test slices, and how to test web applications. We'll look at how to ensure that API producers and consumers work well together using consumer driven contract testing without sacrificing the testing pyramid for end-to-end integration tests. And we’ll do it all within the context of reactive programming.

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1:00pm

Lunch

2:00pm

Pivotal Conversations

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Pivotal Conversations is loosely based in the open space meeting format, meaning it is based on (un)common sense of what people do naturally in productive meetings. Pivotal Conversations is a simple meeting format where attendees will break into smaller groups and have candid conversations about topics that our speakers have composed, based on the talks they gave earlier in the day. Each 45-minute session will have a casual format where attendees can feel comfortable discussing anything they want to know more about. Although these conversations are facilitated by our speakers, attendees should really be the ones leading the conversations.

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5:00pm

Networking & Social

7:00pm

Day Ends



Agenda Day 2

8:00am

Breakfast

8:45am

Welcome

9:00am

Thinking Architecturally

Nate Schutta, Solution Architect, Pivotal

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Rich Hickey once said programmers know the benefits of everything and the trade offs of nothing...an approach that can lead a project down a path of frustrated developers and unhappy customers. As architects though, we must consider the trade offs of every new library, language, pattern or approach and quickly make decisions often with incomplete information. How should we think about the inevitable technology choices we have to make on a project? How do we balance competing agendas? How do we keep our team happy and excited without chasing every new thing that someone finds on the inner webs? As architects it is our responsibility to effectively guide our teams on the technology journey. In this talk I will outline the importance of trade offs, how we can analyze new technologies and how we can effectively capture the inevitable architectural decisions we will make. I will also explore the value of fitness functions as a way of ensuring the decisions we make are actually reflected in the code base.

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9:55am

Concourse, Spinnaker, Cloud Foundry, Oh My! Creating Sophisticated Deployment Workflows

Cameron Stewart, Partner Solutions Architect, Pivotal

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Delivering software into cloud environments involves continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) software practices. While most CI integration support multi-cloud deployments, Spinnaker extends CI with robust CD capabilities, allowing for more sophisticated deployments and app lifecycle management. We will discuss and demo CI integrations with tools like Concourse, Jenkins, Bamboo and others and how, when coupled with Spinnaker, true release velocity can be achieved.

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10:45am

Break

11:15am

Kafka on Kubernetes

Rohini Rajaram, Sr. Platform Architect, Pivotal

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This talk focuses on provisioning and managing your Kafka cluster on Kubernetes. We will show how the Kubernetes Operator API can be used to operationalize Kafka in your enterprise. PKS addresses on-demand provisioning and monitoring of K8s cluster using BOSH on multi-cloud Iaas as well as on-premise. Together, the stack is a powerful combination for operationalization of stateful workloads in your enterprise.

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12:05pm

Spring Cloud Kubernetes

Ryan Baxter, Software Engineer, Pivotal

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Kubernetes has become the defacto Container-As-A-Service provider in the industry. See how Spring Cloud Kubernetes integrates with Config Maps and Secrets for providing secure configuration to Spring Boot applications in a seamless manner. See also how integration work with the Spring Cloud DiscoveryClient and when it would be useful to use it. We will also talk about integration with Spring Cloud Sleuth and Zipkin for distributed tracing. See how Spring Cloud Gateway can perform as a Kubernetes ingress router.

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1:00pm

Lunch

2:00pm

Creating Excellent API Experiences

Chris DeLashmutt, Principal Platform Architect, Pivotal

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With the renewed focus on Domain Driven Design principles and push towards "cloud-native" applications, product teams are elevating their thinking around the APIs their applications provide. Principles like "API First Design" elevate the lowly API into a first-class interface to applications and turn them into a differentiator for your products. But simply providing an API doesn't account for the whole user experience around that capability. Your APIs need to be stable, documented, observable, discoverable, and easily consumable to be of value to your customers. These concepts apply even if the API is a private one and only consumed by internal customers in your organization. Spring Boot revolutionizes the creation of applications and APIs by providing an opinionated approach that allows developers to focus on business logic instead of undifferentiated tasks like framework configuration. Spring also includes a number of frameworks that help developers provide an excellent user experience to your application APIs. Platforms like Cloud Foundry make it easier to discover and consume those APIs through frameworks like the Open Service Broker API. This session will explore ways to combine these technologies to provide excellent API experiences to your consumers.

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2:50pm

Four Key Performance Indicators for Every Java App

Jon Schneider, Principal Software Engineer, Pivotal

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In this session, we break down the USE+Latency method (utilization, saturation, errors, and latency) and show how to most effectively measure each of them to get the most out of your monitoring tools. We'll cover a surprising way to to monitor heap saturation to get earlier warnings of future memory problems, the keys to monitoring latency for both alerting and performance tuning, and how to measure errors in a way that allows you test your apps behavior against an error budget.

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3:40pm

Break

4:00pm

Scheduling Apps in the Cloud

Glenn Renfro, Software Engineer, Pivotal
Roy Clarkson, Software Engineer, Pivotal

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I know, I know... Scheduling apps in the cloud... yaaawn. But hey, it's actually pretty awesome what Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Pivotal's Kubernetes distribution (Pivotal Container Service) have to offer in this area. In this talk we will give a brief overview as to how Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes implement scheduling as well as some of the features offered. Then we'll discuss how Spring Cloud Data Flow gives you the ability to use a common interface to schedule tasks whether you're using Pivotal Cloud Foundry or Kubernetes. But that is only part of the story. How do we know if our job or task successfully completed? How can we write our code such that we can restart a failed job and have it pick up where it left off? We will discuss how Spring Cloud Task and Spring Batch can be incorporated in your Spring Boot app to provide you these features.

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4:50pm

Day Ends