Agenda Day 1

8:00am Breakfast
8:45am Welcome
9:00am We're Not Done Yet - Surviving the Trough of Disillusionment

Michael Coté

Many organizations are getting better at software by using techniques like DevOps, agile development, and product management. Cloud native technologies are making organizations' software supply chains more efficient and reliable. We can't assume that the work is done. New bottlenecks are forming and others are persisting.Improvement is fragile, and scaling up in large enterprises is difficult. This talk discusses these bottlenecks and challenges, and how we can start to move past them.

9:30am Welcome to the Plateau of Productivity

Paul Czarkowski

Pivotal and VMware have combined forces to help our customers write better software. With the evolution of Tanzu we blur the lines between infrastructure and software. Paul will talk through the Tanzu product line and demonstrate how it combines to create a powerful platform that reduces operations toil and allows developers to focus on writing software. Being based on opensource (batteries not included) means that you can start to take advantage of our hard work event if you aren't [yet] a customer!

9:55am Break
10:30am Paved Roads - Architecting for Distributed Teams

Nate Schutta

As we migrate towards distributed applications, it is more than just our architectures that are changing, so too are the structures of our teams. The Inverse Conway Maneuver tells us small, autonomous teams are needed to produce small, autonomous services. Architects are spread thin and can’t be involved with every decision. Today, we must empower our teams but we need to ensure our teams are making good choices. How do we do that? How do you put together a cohesive architecture around distributed teams? This talk will discuss creating “paved roads”, well worn paths that we know works and we can support. We will also explore the importance of fitness functions to help our teams adopt appropriate designs.

11:20am Microservices .NEXT with Spring

Spencer Gibb

This session will highlight Spring’s offerings in creating the next generation of distributed systems. We will talk about Spring's latest features for building state of the art microservices across various cloud providers while also being able to leverage the native features each cloud provides. We will explore the reactive and blocking stacks in projects such as Spring Framework, Spring Data, Spring Boot and Spring Cloud and how they can be used to build applications that perform optimally in the cloud while at the same time boosting developer productivity.

12:10pm Lunch
1:30pm How to Live in a Post–Spring Cloud Netflix World

Ryan Baxter

Zuul? Gateway? Should we get rid of Ribbon? What is going on with Hystrix? If you've ever faced those questions, come and listen to this talk.In December 2018, Netflix decided to move a number of their popular OSS projects, like Hystrix and Ribbon, into maintenance mode and to make newer, backward -incompatible versions of some others, like Zuul and Archaius. The Spring Cloud team moved some of the corresponding Spring-Cloud-Netflix projects into maintenance mode as well and proposed a newer, more modern Spring Cloud stack that could be used instead. During this talk, we'd like to show how to move over to these newer solutions. We'll discuss possible approaches, show a code demo, and speak about potential issues and solutions.

2:20pm Game of Streams: How to Tame & Get the Most from your Messaging Platforms

Mark Heckler

"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 not only how to use open source solutions like Spring Cloud Stream, RabbitMQ, & Apache Kafka to maximize your distributed systems' capabilities while minimizing complexity…​but also how to really use them! There be dragons when dealing with messaging platforms; the presenter will show you several ways to tame and harness them for maximum fire, maximum altitude. All examples will be coded live & in real-time!"

3:10pm Break
3:30pm The Reactive Revolution

Josh Long

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.

5:00pm Networking reception

Agenda Day 2

8:00am Breakfast
8:45am Welcome
Breakout Sessions
9:00am–10:00am Spring and the Clouds

Josh Long

Production is my favorite place on the internet. I LOVE production. YOU should love production. You should go as early, and often, as possible. Bring the kids, the whole family. The weather is amazing! It's the happiest place on earth! In this talk, join Spring Developer Advocate Josh Long (your friendly neighborhood @starbuxman) to learn how to use Spring as the onramp to production, and to cloud platforms like Azure Spring Cloud, Cloud Foundry, and more.

10:00am–11:00am Building Distributed Spring Services with RSocket and Reactor

Stephane Maldini

RSocket is a protocol that enables high-performance message passing over a multiplexed connection using a pluggable byte stream transport such as TCP, WebSockets, UDP, or other. The passing of messages follows Reactive Streams semantics (i.e., respecting demand signals), and there are libraries in multiple languages, including Java built on Project Reactor. This means the back pressure from your reactive chain of components within the JVM can now extend across the network boundary to remote peers. This session covers the upcoming RSocket support in the Spring Framework, Spring Boot, and Spring Security. It's intended as an introduction to RSocket from a Spring application perspective and will include a succinct overview of the RSocket protocol essentials necessary to follow the rest of the session.

11:30am–12:30pm Breaking the Magician's Code: Diving Deeper into Spring Boot Internals

Madhura Bhave

One of Spring Boot's most powerful features is its auto-configuration. This magic is key to the convention-over-configuration approach. But is it really magic? We don't think so. We'll take a look under the covers of Spring Boot, helping you be more productive when writing Spring Boot applications.

9:00am–12:30pm Getting Started with Kubernetes

Paul Czarkowski
Tyler Britten

This workshop is aimed at people that are new to Kubernetes and want to quickly level up their experience and learn the basic of Kubernetes in a few short hours. This will be a hands-on-keyboards workshop where each participant will have access to A Kubernetes cluster and will follow along running each command and deploying applications into Kubernetes. By the end of the workshop you'll have the confidence and knowledge to deploy workloads into Kubernetes. Each Participant should come with the following installed on their laptop: kubectl, helm3, and docker.

Space is limited.

9:00am–12:30pm Managing the Change

Michael Coté
Nate Schutta

People and process and BUSINESS VALUE! Come learn how large organizations change their culture and structure to lay the groundwork for improve how they build and run software. You'll get a toolkit to start putting together your transformation strategy. Large organizations are desperate to become “tech companies.” They drool at these tech companies ability to grow and change quickly. Despite mastering agile over the past 20 years, IT as a whole is too slow and unreliable. “It’s the culture,” everyone says. Changing culture for a team of 10 people is easy - changing a department of 20,000 developers is another challenge entirely. Based on case studies and interviews over the past five years, this session describes how large organizations are getting over that challenge. First, we'll cover moving from a project to a product mindset and the associated practices. Second, we'll go over how DevOps and cloud platforms enable that product mindset. Third, you'll see how leadership and management change to support this new approach. Finally, you'll get a toolkit of tactics, patterns, and organizational structures that large organizations are using to improve how they do software which leads to improving their business. This talk is based on the book Monolithic Transformation (O’Reilly, Feb 2019) and the upcoming The Business Bottleneck.

Space is limited.

12:30pm Lunch
Breakout Sessions
1:30pm–2:30pm Bootiful Reactive Testing

Mario Gray

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.

2:30pm–3:30pm Service Meshes for Services

Angela Chin

In 2019, service meshes have been all the rage. As a way to connect, manage, and secure microservices (and beyond!), the service mesh model provides benefits to both operators and application developers. However, like any new technology, the service mesh model comes with trade-offs. In this session, we'll explore what features service meshes provide and see how developers can utilize existing service mesh projects. By understanding the power and complexity of service meshes, attendees should leave with an idea of when and when not to use the service mesh model.

4:00pm–5:00pm Kafka Chameleon

Cameron Stewart

Kafka - is it a message broker? Database? Persistent Log? Kafka can be used in a multitude of ways ranging from data synchronization in a hybrid cloud world, to transporting data between stream-processing applications. In this talk, we’ll explore the robust capabilities of Kafka and look at a real-time streaming application and how the Kafka Streams library makes it easy for your Spring Boot applications to leverage this powerful broker.

1:30pm–5:00pm The CI/CD Experience: Kubernetes Edition

Mark Pollack
Cora Iberkleid

This workshop is for those who want to learn more about how Kubernetes is shaping the landscape of implementing the practices of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD). We will tour the ecosystem of new Kubernetes centric tools and how gitops relates to CI/CD. Each participant will have a Kubernetes cluster provisioned on a remote server. You will then take hands-on tutorials that use Tekton, Kustomize, and ArgoCD to deploy a Spring Boot application to Kubernetes and promote it through dev, test, and production environments.

Space is limited.

1:30pm–5:00pm Spring on Kubernetes

Ryan Baxter

Now that you are familiar with Kubernetes, in this workshop we are going to show you how to get your Spring apps up and running on Kubernetes. This workshop will take you from everyone’s favorite place on the internet, all the way to automated deployments directly to Kubernetes. We will cover tools, as well as best practices, that will make getting your Spring app from your dev machine to your Kubernetes (production) even faster and easier. In addition we will spend some time showing you how to use Spring Cloud Kubernetes to build cloud native Spring apps that run on Kubernetes. By the end of this workshop you will have all the knowledge you need to target Kubernetes as your production environment.

Space is limited.

5:00pm Day Ends