Speaker details

Mark Heckler


Mark Heckler is a software developer & Spring Developer Advocate at VMware, conference speaker, Java Champion, and Google Developer Expert in Kotlin focusing upon developing innovative production-ready software at velocity for cloud and edge computing platforms. He has worked with key players in the manufacturing, retail, medical, scientific, telecom, and financial industries and various public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author of Spring Boot: Up and Running (https://bit.ly/springbootbook) and can be found on Twitter @mkheck. Mark lives with his very understanding wife in St. Louis, MO USA.

Transporting Data at Warp Speed: How to connect Spring Boot apps quickly, powerfully, & painlessly


As all aspects of our lives become more distributed and the galaxy gets ever smaller - some day we'll go anywhere in the alpha quadrant at warp speed, wait and see! - applications become more interconnected as well. Distributed systems are the future, and anyone who says otherwise is probably selling monoliths.

With the number of applications and cloud regions expanding at a dizzying rate, communication is key. In this session, the presenter leads attendees on a live-coding adventure exploring various powerful options for data transport among your critical services. Topics covered may include some or all of the following, or more:

* Reactive Streams

* Server Sent Events

* WebSocket

* RSocket

* Message-based interactions using messaging platforms, e.g. RabbitMQ, Kafka

All examples will be coded *live & in real-time* using live flight and weather data. Come to this session to learn how to use all of the tools in Engineering to enable your Enterprise to transport Data at warp speed!


Messaging Platforms
Reactive Streams
Spring Boot