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Chris Richardson

Biography: 
Chris Richardson is a developer and architect. He is a Java Champion, a JavaOne rock star and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris was also the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com, an early Java PaaS for Amazon EC2. Today, he is a recognized thought leader in microservices and speaks regularly at international conferences. Chris is the creator of Microservices.io, a website describing how to develop and deploy microservices. He provides microservices consulting and training and is working on his third startup Eventuate, an application platform for developing microservices. Chris has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA.

Recent Presentations

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MICROSERVICE!

The microservice architecture is becoming increasingly popular. However, frequent references to using “a microservice to solve a problem” suggest that the concept is not universally well understood. In this talk, I define the microservice architecture as an architectural style and explain what that actually means. I also describe how the primary goal of the microservice architecture is to enable continuous delivery and deployment, and how it achieves that. You will learn why the architecture that you pick for your application matters.