Past Meetup

Node.js Microservices - Travis Nelson and Miranda - Clark Hobbie

This Meetup is past

57 people went

Every 1st Tuesday of the month until April 1, 2019

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5:30pm - Networking and pizza. Pizza and soft drinks provided by Maddie Spilman of TEKsystems. Beer and water provided by Trevor Richards of PeerSource. $5 Starbucks cards provided to first timers by Marissa Nolan of Experis.

6:00pm - Announcements

6:05 - 7:05pm - Miranda - Clark Hobbie

Our boss wants "9 9s of reliability" for our systems, but this means less than 30 milliseconds of downtime a year! This talk introduces Miranda, a new open source system written in Java that gives the systems behind it the appearance of reliability without the costs. In it you will learn how to get a sane amount of reliability (between 5 and 6 9s) without pulling your hair out.

Clark Hobbie has been doing software development for over 20 years. He has spent the last few years working on the predecessor of Miranda (a system called Prospero or SubPub). He has given several talks at DOSUG and DAMJUG.

7:05 - 7:15pm - Break

7:15 - 8:15pm - Node.js Microservices - Travis Nelson

ThoughtWorks writes that “Evolutionary architectures are appealing because change has historically been difficult to anticipate and expensive to retrofit.” Building applications as a collection of microservices, gives us the leverage for these services to evolve independently as your business needs change.

So where does Node.js fit in a microservices ecosystem? This talk will explore the pros and cons of using Node.js in a microservices architecture, along with some examples and demos of them in action.

Travis Nelson is a Software Architect and Partner at Moonsault Software, a boutique software development firm that builds data-rich applications. He has been an active leader in the Denver tech community serving as Vice President of Denver Java Users Group for over 5 years and more recently founding the Denver Microservices Meetup.

Travis has more than 15 years of development experience ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. His formal education includes an MBA from Colorado Technical University and a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from Colorado State University.

8:15pm - JetBrains license giveaway.