Kubernetes: Your Next Java Application Server

In the Java ecosystem, we have historically been enamored by the concept of the “Application Server,” the runtime engine that not only gave us portable APIs (e.g. JMS, JAX-RS, JSF, EJB) but also gave us critical runtime infrastructure for things like farm deployments, configuration, load-balancing, fail-over, distributed management and monitoring. In this session, we are … Read more

Generic Swift: It Isn’t Supposed to Hurt

They said Swift is “protocol oriented,” so you wrote protocols. But you wanted them to be generic, so you added associated types. But your collections broke, so you added type-erasers. But your “as”-casts broke, so you switched to Any. But then everything broke, so you read about Mirror. And the tears began. Why did it … Read more

Serverless Architecture: A Love Story

Serverless applications are the future of lightweight, scalable, and performant application development. Developers are breaking apart their monolith applications into smaller, purpose-focused microservices. They are quickly and purposefully prototyping application ideas. Moving to a “Serverless” environment really means to migrating a fully-hosted environment to using a fully-managed compute or persistence service from one of the … Read more

Rust: A Language for the Next 40 Years

Learn what makes the programming language Rust a unique technology, such as the memory safety guarantees that enable more people to write performant systems-level code. Hear about how Rust Editions evolve the language and the compiler without breaking existing code. See who’s trusting Rust for critical products today. Join us on Rust’s journey to the … Read more

Making SPA Smarter with GraphQL

GraphQL is a client/server API specification for submitting queries, updates and subscribing to data, and it’s been an interesting replacement technology for JSON in single page applications. Originally created for the Facebook application in 2012, it began life serving the graph of connections between people, posts, and other related data. Ultimately, Facebook open-sourced the relay … Read more

Java Futures, 2019 Edition

Abstract: Since last ETE, we’ve seen two more major versions of the JDK! What’s changed in the last year, and what’s coming down the road? Join Java Language Architect Brian Goetz in a whirlwind tour of just some of the features coming to Java next.

The Go Language: What Makes it Different?

The Go programming language emphasizes simplicity and speed. Common programming mistakes are detected by the compiler. The language itself encourages proper error handling. It has first-class concurrency support using goroutines and channels. And on top of all this, Go offers lightning-fast compilation and execution. This talk will cover all the unique features that could make … Read more

OpenJDK: In the New Age of Concurrent Garbage Collectors

Have you heard about the latest garbage collectors (GCs) in OpenJDK HotSpot VM? Are you interested in learning more about their algorithm and design goals? Would you like a basic comparison between them and the current default collector in OpenJDK? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then this is the session … Read more

Containers at Facebook

At FB, we run containers with Linux, Btrfs and systemd. But how does this approach work at scale, and what is the philosophy behind this approach? In this talk, I will dive into the details of these components, including: Advanced details of btrfs and the benefits of a composable file system on a high-traffic network … Read more

Principles of Collaborative Automation

Great automation doesn’t replace humans; it enhances us. When we are choosing or building tools for our team, we want them to play like team members: keep us informed, make the easy decisions repeatably, and pass the hard decisions to the humans along with the information we need to make them. Based on research in … Read more