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The Toronto Java Users Group (http://www.tjug.ca) provides presentations of exciting new technologies and socialization with your fellow developers in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for dinner, drinks, and a talk on an interesting topic presented by one of your peers. We have been meeting regularly since 2009.

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Real World Metrics with Spring Boot and Micrometer

Free Times Cafe

Real World Metrics with Spring Boot and Micrometer - presented by Victor Szoltysek While the implementation and understanding of benefits from application logging is now common in our industry, effective application metrics still remains a gap and frequent omission. We will go over reasons for incorporating metrics in your next Java project in addition to logging and explore the functionality of the Spring Boot Micrometer solution, as well as common monitoring solutions such as Prometheus, New Relic, DataDog, and Humio. Participants will watch a live coding session transforming a plain old java application to use micrometer and wired up to monitoring solutions such as Graphs, Dashboards, and Alerts. Victor works at Pivotal as a Platform Architect helping clients with cloud transformations, DevOps enablement, and effective Agile software development. He has a long history of software consulting and effectively putting-out digital fires around corporate America. He has been able to successfully turn around some projects, seen others fail miserably, and, regrettably, has personally witnessed close to one billion dollars in project write-offs. Throughout his career and dozens of post-mortems, he’s acquired a very unique set of skills, including a keen premonition of project failures before they happen, and insights to how they could easily have been avoided.

Monthly TJUG Meeting - Miro Cupak - Topic TBD

Free Times Cafe

Our meetings normally happen on the LAST THURSDAY of each month. We have been meeting regularly since 2009. We will announce the presentation details closer to the date.

OpenJ9 a Lean, Mean, Java Virtual Machine for the Cloud - Billy Korando

The economics of the Cloud continues to dictate the need for radical changes to language runtimes. In this session learn about how OpenJDK with the Eclipse OpenJ9 JVM is leading the way in creating an enterprise strength, industry leading Java runtime that provides the operational characteristics most needed for Java applications running in the Cloud: efficient memory use, fast start-up, and releasing resources when idle. Whether deploying micro-services or more traditional Java applications the combination of OpenJDK with Eclipse OpenJ9 can help you reduce operational costs across the board. About the speaker: Billy is a developer advocate with IBM and has over a decade of experience. Billy is passionate about finding ways to reduce mental capacity waste from tedious work; such as project initiation, deployment, testing and validation, and so on through automation and good management practices. Outside of work Billy enjoy traveling, playing kickball, and having his heartbroken by cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.

Monthly TJUG Meeting - Topic TBD

Free Times Cafe

Our meetings normally happen on the LAST THURSDAY of each month. We have been meeting regularly since 2009. We will announce the presentation details closer to the date.

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