Non Blocking IO in Microservices

London Microservices
London Microservices
Public group
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The schedule for this meetup:


6:30 - Arrive, brief introductions.

6:45 –Farzad Pezeshkpour Vert.x - "non blocking microservices in Finance" talk and questions


7:30 - Richard Rodger "Surviving Microservices" talk and questions

8:00(ish) - Finish.

Farzad Pezeshkpour: "Vert.x - non blocking microservices in Finance"

Fuzz is a RBS distinguished engineer, currently working on blockchain related work in Payments. The previous fourteen years he worked in Investment Banking, fixing legacy systems and building new ones (FX Options and Risk). Prior to that, he worked in the areas of real-time 3D avatars, AI and Defence. He is an avid coder and loves learning new languages, environments and tools.Fuzz is a dad, expecting baby number two in May this year!

Richard Rodger: "Surviving Microservices"

How do you scale to hundreds of Microservices? How do you survive the dangers of poison messages and cascading system failure? How can you keep your system healthy under continuous deployment.

The microservice architecture is a fundamentally more flexible approach to handling rapidly changing business requirements, but it is not all rainbows and unicorns. Message-oriented systems have their own weird and wonderful ways of failing.

This talk walks you through many of the failure modes you'll see in production, and provides practical advice for dealing with them. You won't be able to eradicate failure, but you can survive it!

Richard Rodger is chief technical officer (CTO) and co-founder of He is an expert and thought leader in next-generation enterprise software delivery, with a focus on Node.js and microservices. Richard was previously CTO of FeedHenry, a mobile application platform provider that was acquired by RedHat for €63.5m in 2014. Since Richard co-founded nearForm in 2011, the company has become the world’s largest Node.js and microservices consulting company. As CTO of nearForm, he has placed OSS at the heart of how the company works. He is the maintainer of, a microservices framework for Node.js that is a key component of nearForm’s software development and delivery capability.

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