San Francisco

June 4-5

The Pearl
601 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94107


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. To kick-off the day, Paul 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

The Value of Reactive Design

Stéphane Maldini, Senior Product Manager, Pivotal

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It’s been a couple years since Spring Framework 5 and Spring Boot 2 have published their new Reactive features based on Project Reactor. During this period, the team has collected many feedbacks, benchmarks and others developers experiences. This session is an invitation to navigate those valuable informations together. Let’s build a decision making template to assist you if you are thinking about Reactive architectures! What are the trade-offs and what is being done to address them ? What benefits should we expect for various common modern use-cases ? What does the future hold for cloud native systems and beyond ?

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12:00pm

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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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

The Pearl (601 19th St) View Map

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

Exploring Next Generation Buildpacks

Anand Rao, Advisory Platform Architect, Pivotal
Scott Deeg, Advisory Platform Architect, Pivotal

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Buildpacks provide a robust and and easily consumable mechanism to create operating environments for applications. Version 3 of buildpacks, developed jointly by Heroku and Pivotal and part of the CNCF, takes what’s been learned since 2011 to create a more flexible and useful container creation pipeline targeting current OCI standards. Come explore what buildpacks are, how Cloud Native Buildpacks work, how you can use them today, and what it means to deploying to various platforms (eg: CloudFoundry, k8s).

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10:45am

Break

11:15am

From Zero to Cloud using Spring with Cloud-Native Data Technologies

John Blum, Software Engineering Principal, Pivotal

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Microservices are all the hype and engineering efforts have shifted toward refactoring monoliths into smaller, independent and composable services. While this allows services to be independently managed and scaled, what about your data? Building consistent and highly-available applications at scale, which continue to perform as demand increases, is challenging. Additionally, trading a strongly consistent, ACID-compliant based application for an eventually consistent architecture is unacceptable for many legacy applications still in use today. So, how do you refactor a monolithic data architecture to support a modern, microservices architecture and workloads? This session covers cloud-native data access patterns with examples using Spring Boot and In-Memory Data Grid technology to prolong your existing application investments and ease your transition to the cloud.

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12:05pm

Refactor And Do It Safely

Jakub Pilimon, Principal Technologist, Pivotal

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We've all been there, facing a blinking cursor. You need to build a new feature, but aren't sure where to start. Or you have to fix something in your app, and you're unsure why it broke. This situation is common with Big Ball of Mud architectures. This design hinders your release velocity. And it makes it near-impossible to seize new business opportunities. How can you move on from this situation? Most of us also know what good design is. We talk a lot about Domain-Driven Design, modeling, event storming and Test-Driven Development. Here's the challenge: how to apply this thinking to your current systems. How do we modernize the app? How do convince people we should modernize it? How do we overcome the lack of testing? Or lack of business knowledge? Attend this session to answer these questions and more. You'll learn about techniques that have proven to work in companies like yours.

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1:00pm

Lunch

2:00pm

Mastering Spring Boot's Actuator

Madhura Bhave, Spring Developer, Pivotal

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Spring Boot's Actuator provides a powerful set of production-ready features that have been recently updated for Spring Boot 2.0 and 2.1. In this talk we'll look in detail at the Actuator, focusing on the new features including the new endpoint infrastructure that introduces support for Jersey and Web Flux alongside the existing support for Spring MVC. You'll leave with a detailed understanding of the Actuator and armed with the knowledge required to develop your own endpoints

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2:50pm

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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3:40pm

Break

4:00pm

Spring Security 5.1 by Example

Josh Cummings, Spring Security Committer, Pivotal

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In this talk we will be taking an insecure, set of microservices and gradually apply Spring Security 5.1 to it. Along the way we will highlight the new features in Spring Security 5.1 including password storage migrations, new OAuth2 Client and Resource Server Support, and more. Whether you are new to Spring Security or a seasoned Spring Security user, this presentation is a must.

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4:50pm

Day Ends