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Monolith to Serverless - Can modern cloud-native Java runtimes do it all?

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June 14, 2023


Monoliths, macroservices, microservices, cloud-native and serverless... Where do we even start? If you are a Java developer, you will likely have to work with one, some, or even all of these deployment approaches. Does this mean learning multiple frameworks, tools and methods? It certainly looks that way, based on the many deployment-specific solutions being proposed to the Java development community.

In this presentation, we will look into these solutions, weighing their strengths and weaknesses. We will also contrast this with one-size-fits-all solutions being offered by modern open-source cloud-native Java runtimes like Open Liberty. Does it have the right technology to compete in microservice and serverless environments - can one runtime really do it all?

Presented by Rich Hagarty

Rich Hagarty is a software developer and Developer Advocate at IBM, currently focusing on Java and Open Source related technologies. Based in Austin, TX, Rich has been active in the developer advocacy community for the past 6 years, working on cloud computing and AI technologies. He has created numerous learning paths, code patterns, articles, and videos - all to help developers understand and utilize IBM services, such as Watson Discovery and Assistant, IBM Cloud Paks, as well as Red Hat OpenShift container security and deployment. Previous to IBM, Rich worked at HP, where he developed hardware device management software as well as Open Source solutions. Rich's passion is to engage and share new and exciting technologies with developers.

Location and Time

On the second Wednesday of each month, we meet as a group to discuss the latest and greatest Java related methodologies, technologies and tools. Our meeting space is provided by Improving and is located at 5445 Legacy Dr, Suite 100, Plano, TX 75024.

Social time starts at 6:30 PM, announcements and sponsorship information at 7:00 PM, followed by the presentation which ends by 9:00 PM. Our sponsors provide free food and drink during the social hour. After the presentation has come to an end, we hold a drawing where we give away prizes that are also made possible by our sponsors. We look forward to seeing you there!

5445 Legacy Dr, Suite 100, Plano, TX 75024 ( Apple Maps | Google Maps )