TECH TALKS OCTOBER | Platform Engineers Melbourne

Platform Engineers | Melbourne
Platform Engineers | Melbourne
Public group
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What we'll do


gRPC: Why the fuss?
For the past decade, REST has been the industry-standard when designing and developing APIs. Recently however, gRPC has started to gain traction in the community as a potential successor, especially in microservice based architectures. In this session we will compare characteristics of REST and gRPC with examples, as well as discuss how gRPC can leverage existing REST based investments.

A game of snake and ladders called Microservices
Microservices aren’t new but the last few years have certainly seen a lot of successful implementations of the pattern. The promise of high scalability has attracted engineering teams to it like moths to a flame. There are plethora of benefits but they are accompanied by an ever growing set of technical and nontechnical pitfalls. As the shininess of microservices gradually decline, there are important lessons to learn from our scars. We will look at why microservices implementation fail, How to avoid the pitfalls and most importantly whether you need to ditch your trusty monolith after all.

Speaker: Dasith Wijesiriwardena, Senior Developer | Telstra Purple
Full stack .NET dev with distributed systems focus. Keen problem solver and improving cricketer. Currently working at Readify. In his spare time Dasith develops and maintains an open source Event sourcing library called NEventLite. His blog is at

5.30 PM - 6.00 PM | Networking + Pizza & Drinks
6.00 PM - 6.30 PM | Session 1 + Q&A
6.30 PM - 7.00 PM | Session 2 + Q&A
7.00 PM - 7.30 PM | Wrap up

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