How to Build Stateful Microservices w/ Java Akka Actors on Red Hat OpenShift

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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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Fast responses are not fast enough when it comes to internet scale cloud solutions. Organizations building distributed systems with demanding requirements encounter challenges that cannot fully be solved with a traditional object-oriented programming (OOP) model. To take care of scale, systems are becoming more and more distributed to address elastic scale, but often at the expense of reliability and responsiveness. These are hard to build and choosing the right framework can be hard.

In this talk we will discuss how the Akka Actor framework from Lightbend is a great alternative for concurrency to facilitate Asynchronous Reactive server side solutions which can provide the performance requirements and and the reliability expected today. We will talk about how Java one can create restful micro-services with Akka Actors deployed on Red Hat OpenShift, which will provide an architectural solution that meets these expectations. Today, the actor model is not only recognized as a highly effective solution — it has been proven in production for some of the world’s most demanding applications.

Attendees can expect to walk away understanding:

- The fundamentals of and how to program Reactive Microservices
- How Akka Actors work
- How Red Hat OpenShift can be used to deploy Reactive Systems

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630pm - doors open, check-in, and get some food
645pm - round-robin introductions & get to know each other
7-830pm - presentation & demo[masked]pm - Q&A
9pm - venue closes

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About Grant

Grant Steinfeld (@gsteinfeld) is the IBM Developer Advocate for Blockchain, Java, and Node.js. 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.