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Talk Evening: Java Web Development the Hard Way

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Our first talk of 2017 discusses some pitfalls of rapid software development. Doors open at 7pm and we will have beer, soft drinks and pizza supplied by our sponsors Brandwatch. Talks will begin around 7:30pm. Developers of all levels are welcome to join us.

This evening will be live streamed with a recording to be posted on our YouTube channel shortlly after. The stream starts at 7:30pm and is located at

Java Web Development the Hard Way

Tools like Spring Boot now mean that you can produce a working service from a tweet's worth of code. But too often rushing headlong into production can lead to problems later.

James Burt looks at the work needed to get a supportable Java service into production. Too often, in the hurry to release features, companies pile on technical debt until their code becomes unmanageable. How do you avoid getting into these situations? And what do you do if it's already happened?

This talk will start with a simple Spring Boot service and look at the tools and techniques that should be added before going live, making a case for a slower, more sustainable pace of development.

James has been a developer for almost 20 years, starting with Oracle databases and moving into Java web development in 2000. He is one of the founders of Brighton Java.