Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler

Biography

Mark Heckler is a Pivotal Principal Technologist & Spring Developer Advocate, conference speaker, published author, & Java Champion focusing upon developing innovative production-ready software at velocity for the Cloud and IoT applications. 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 (https://www.thehecklers.com) and an occasionally interesting Twitter account (@mkheck).

Drinking from the Stream: How to Use Messaging Platforms for Scalability & Performance
Most mission-critical systems have distributed elements or are entirely distributed, resulting in a number of challenges: performance, scalability, reliability, resilience...the 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't come without a few complexities of their own. Come to this session to learn how to leverage open source solutions like Spring Cloud Stream, RabbitMQ, & Apache Kafka to maximize your distributed systems' capabilities while minimizing complexity. All examples will be coded *live & in real-time*!
Go Reactive with your Data
Reactive programming is a great tool for the skilled developer, enabling us to deliver more scalable, resilient, & responsive services...but only if we leverage the reactive model throughout the entire stack! Failing to (re)design our systems to leverage fully reactive data storage & retrieval can both increase complexity *and* degrade performance. Using Spring Data and your favorite NoSQL data store, you can exploit the full power of reactive systems, all the way to the metal. In this session, the presenter discusses & compares reactive support for MongoDB, Cassandra, Couchbase, & Redis, then demonstrates how to put each of them into production by *live coding* real-world examples. Come to this session to level up and block no more!