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Mike Croft

Mike Croft

Payara, UK

Mike has extensive experience in working directly with customers and their middleware. He began his career at IBM, supporting WebSphere ESB, and now works with all Java middleware products from GlassFish through Oracle WebLogic to Apache Tomcat. He specialises in Java EE application servers and enjoys hacking new, bleeding edge technology. Mike loves community focused software and will ask anyone who will listen to contribute to Payara on Github. He is happiest when he’s outside; running, climbing trees, climbing mountains, snowboarding back down mountains, or just spending a worrying amount of time on puzzle games.

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Java EE Microservices Platforms – what’s in it for me?
May 21st

In my experience as a middleware consultant I’ve often heard a question “which is best?”, asked about all kinds of tools and technologies. The answer is always an unhelpful “it depends…” because there is never an objective answer. Really, a better question is “which is most appropriate?”.

First off, we’ll start with explaining Micro Service Architecture and microservices principles, busting some popular myths about using microservices with Java EE.

Then we’ll investigate 3 ways of creating microservices and compare and contrast the ways they work and the features they provide. During the presentation I will analyse Spring Boot, WildFly Swarm and Payara Micro. I will also go through the available options and demo the features / shortcomings of each.