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Presentation: Moving Beyond Request-Reply: How Smart APIs Are Different

Track: The Future of the API: REST, gRPC, GraphQL and More

Location: Fleming, 3rd flr.

Duration: 2:55pm - 3:45pm

Day of week: Tuesday

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Abstract

Integrating microservices or other components is hard, as it involves taming distributed systems. New API technologies are great, but can't magically solve all underlying challenges. This talk distills real-life experiences around typical architecture patterns. You will understand why you have to carefully think about boundaries and responsibilities of all your components. Further you will see why balancing orchestration and choreography is essential to avoid chaos. We also need to talk about idempotency, long-running and event-driven services. Don’t worry if you are new here, I will use easy to understand examples. In the end you will have gained a better feeling how to make your API smarter.

 

Speaker: Bernd Ruecker

Co-founder and chief technologist @Camunda

I have been the in the software development field for more than 15 years, automating highly scalable workflows at global companies including T-Mobile, Lufthansa and Zalando and contributing to various open source workflow engines. I’m Co-Founder and Chief Technologist of Camunda – an open source software company reinventing workflow automation. Along with my Co-Founder, I wrote "Real-Life BPMN," a popular book about workflow modeling and automation. I regularly speak at international conferences and write for various magazines, focusing on new workflow automation paradigms that fit into modern architectures around distributed systems, microservices, domain-driven design, event-driven architecture and reactive systems.

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