How to Build Stateful Microservices w/ Akka Actors on Kubernetes

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NYC Blockchain Center

54 W 21st St · New York, NY

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Join us at suite 1001 on the 10th floor.

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How does one choose to architect a system that has micro-service/REST api endpoints? While there are many solutions out there, some are better than others. Should state be held in a server side component? Generally we are told this is a bad practice, but is it? It’s unclear and this confusion may lead to poor technology stack choices that are impossible or extremely hard to change later on as your system evolves in terms of demand and performance.

In this talk we will discuss how Asynchronous Reactive server side solutions can provide the performance requirements and and the reliability expected by any infrastructure that we expect to be up 100% of the time ( e.g. your telephone ). Using Java one can create restful micro-services with Akka Actors deployed on Kubernetes, which will provide an architectural solution that meets these expectations.

Attendees can expect to:
* Explore how Akka Actors work and how to use them create stateful Microservices
* Use kubernetes to deploy the above.
* Garner insights about the possible pathways to Lightbend and IBM Reactive Platforms


630pm - doors open, pizza, drinks, & networking
7-830pm - talk & demo
830-9pm - Q&A + networking
9pm - venue closes

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About Grant Steinfeld

Grant Steinfeld (@gsteinfeld) is the IBM Developer Advocate for Blockchain, Java, and NodeJS. Grant is an accomplished and innovative senior software architect and engineer with a reputation for delivering client-focused solutions. He is a problem solver and team mentor with the ability to work with and manage development teams. He is able to interface with senior management and product teams in order to translate business requirements and challenges into project plans and solutions.