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Stefan Tilkov, SOA & REST Authority, innoQ Founder & Track Host

Stefan Tilkov

Biography: Stefan Tilkov

Stefan Tikov is a decent-frequency blogger, tweets at @stilkov and is a frequent speaker at conferences in Germany and abroad. He is the author of the book “REST und HTTP”. Stefan also used to be lead SOA editor on InfoQ.

Stefan has been involved in the design of large-scale, distributed systems for almost two decades, using a variety of technologies and tools ranging from C++ and CORBA over J2EE/Java EE and Web Services to REST and Ruby on Rails.

Co-founder and principal consultant at innoQ, Stefan spends his time alternating between advising customers on new technologies and taking the blame from his co-workers for doing so.

Track Host of "Lightweight Integration with Web Technologies"

Presentation: Introduction of the Thursday Tracks

Time: Thursday 08:30 - 09:00 / Location: Fleming

The Program Committee and Track Hosts will present today's program, provide a short introduction to the Tracks scheduled, inform you about last minute changes to the schedule and general information.

Presentation: From Parts to a Whole: Modular Development of a Large-Scale e-Commerce Site

Track: Building Integrated Applications with Web Technologies / Time: Thursday 16:50 - 17:40 / Location: Fleming

In this session, we will show how OTTO, Germany’s largest online fashion retailer, used a system-of-systems approach to enable modular, parallel development of its ambitious shop relaunch. We’ll talk about the Otto.de platform’s macro and micro architecture, the modularization into autonomous subsystems, as well as the challenges, both technical and organizational, in integrating the parts into a consistent whole using simple Web Technologies. Topics covered also include cross-cutting concerns such as an asset server, the approach to platform engineering and quality assurance, aggregation of front-end components including caching strategies, and the management of APIs and media types.

A green field approach based on open source components, a distributed architecture instead of a monolith, cross-functional and agile engineering teams with a strong devops focus, continuous delivery and fast feedback as the new culture on product development - these are the characteristics of OTTO's new online world. Launched in October 2013 the new shop managed the traffic peak before Christmas successfully.