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Anton Keks

Anton Keks

Codeborne, Estonia

Anton Keks is a software craftsman, co-founder of Codeborne, the only extreme programming shop in the region, frequent speaker at conferences, and a lecturer in Tallinn Technical University. He is also a strong believer in open-source software and agile development methodologies, author of a popular network tool – Angry IP Scanner, and a regular contributor to other open-source projects. Before founding Codeborne, Anton has led a team of developers of the award-winning internet-bank of Swedbank for 5 years, gradually introducing agile methods. During this time he has also co-founded Agile Estonia non-profit organization that organizes regular agile conferences in Estonia. During spare time he plays guitar, rides motorbike and travels to remote corners of the world.

Speaker's activity
Building an Enterprise-less online bank
May 22
45 minutes

Abstract: I am pleased to tell you about the architecture of an online banking platform based on Play Framework and PSJ – Plain Simple Java. I will show why it’s better, faster and cheaper than building on the overused Java Enterprise stack. Online banking solutions on this platform now serve Bank Saint Petersburg and UBRD in Yekaterinburg, both of which have won many awards right after launch.

Play Framework greatly helped to give a quick start and put architecture on the right track, but of course the real life has made some corrections, especially related to integration with backend systems: online bank is responsible for the overall user experience, so it must work around any flaws of IT systems in the bank and outdated legal requirements. I will talk about what is particularly good about Play Framework and what we had to do differently, as well as how Agile practices help us to fight poorly designed backend-systems.


Slides are available here.