Mark Richards! - The Rise and Fall of Microservices [1 week later than usual]

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>> One week later than usual date <<

6:00 : Pizza

6:20 : Announcements

6:30-7:45 : Presentation

7:45 : Door Prizes

In 250BC Rome began its expansion into Carthage, and later into the divided kingdoms of Alexander, starting the rise of a great empire until its decline starting around 350AD. Much can be learned from the rise and fall of the Roman Empire as it relates to a similar rise and fall: Microservices. Wait. Did I say “the fall of microservices”? Over the past 5 years Microservices has been on the forefront of most books, articles, and company initiatives. While some companies been experiencing success with microservices, most companies have been experiencing pain, cost overruns, and failed initiatives trying to design and implement this incredibly complex architecture style. In this session I discuss and demonstrate why microservices is so vitally important to businesses (the rise), and also why companies are starting to question whether microservices is the right solution (the decline and fall). Come to this provocative session to learn about the real challenges and issues associated with microservices, how we might be able to overcome some of the technical (and business) challenges, and whether microservices is really the right answer to our problems.

Mark Richards is an experienced, hands-on software architect focused on the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems in J2EE and other technologies. He has been involved in the software industry since 1983 and has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture. Mark served as the president of the New England Java Users Group from 1999 to 2003. He is the author of numerous technical books and videos from O’Reilly, including Software Architecture Fundamentals (video), Enterprise Messaging (video), and Java Message Service (book), and he’s a regular conference speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) symposium series. Mark has spoken at over 100 conferences and user groups around the world on a variety of enterprise-related technical topics. He holds a master’s degree in computer science as well as numerous architect and developer certifications from IBM, Sun, the Open Group, and BEA.