Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler is a Professional Problem Solver and Spring Developer & Advocate at VMware, conference speaker, published author, & Java Champion focusing upon developing innovative production-ready software at velocity for the Cloud. He has worked with key players in the manufacturing, retail, medical, scientific, telecom, and financial industries and various public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog (Hecklers in Development, brewing stronger Java) and an occasionally interesting Twitter account (@mkheck).

(1 of 2) "Game of Streams ūüźČ: How to Tame & Get the Most from your Messaging Platforms"
Monday, 9/21 @ 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Most mission-critical systems have distributed elements or are entirely distributed, resulting in a number of challenges: performance, scalability, reliability, resilience‚Ķ‚Äčthe eight fallacies of distributed computing are alive and well!

Messaging platforms are often used to solve these problems and increase the “ilities”, but they don‚Äôt come without a few complexities of their own. Come to this session to learn not only how to use open source solutions like Spring Cloud Stream, RabbitMQ, & Apache Kafka to maximize your distributed systems’ capabilities while minimizing complexity‚Ķ‚Äčbut also how to really use them! There be dragons when dealing with messaging platforms; the presenter will show you several ways to tame and harness them for maximum fire, maximum altitude. All examples will be coded live & in real-time!

(2 of 2) "Spring Boot Omakase: A fast-paced "chef’s choice" dive into fun & useful topics!"
Monday, 9/21 @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Spring Boot has revolutionized the Java space and continues to do so, evolving constantly to increase developers’ superpowers and advance the state of production-grade software development.

Presenting a dynamic technology before vastly different audiences often limits what can be proposed & presented. Let’s fix that!

This session is an omakase, a “chef‚Äôs choice” of key points and latest/coolest capabilities for developers in the Spring Boot ecosystem. Known by French chefs as m‚Äô√©tonner (“Astonish me!”), the goal is to combine useful patterns and new possibilities in one fast-paced live-coding adventure from which everyone leaves with something tasty to chew on. Come for the apps, stay for dessert, leave satisfied & excited for the next “course” of production software!