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µCon 2016: The Microservices Conference

Join Daniel Bryant and David Borsos at µCon 2016 on Monday the 7th and Tuesday the 8th of November at CodeNode in London. µCon 2016 is an opportunity to learn about emerging technologies and approaches, share challenges and evolve practices and ideas. Share the challenges you are facing, the technologies you are exploring and the skills you have gained with 400 other engineers passionate about creating highly flexible systems that rock.

The Seven (More) Deadly Sins of Microservices – Daniel Bryant

All is not completely rosy in microservice-land. It is often a sign of an architectural approach’s maturity that in addition to the emergence of well-established principles and practices, that anti-patterns also begin to be identified and classified. In this talk Daniel will introduce the 2016 edition of the seven deadly sins that if left unchecked could easily ruin your next microservices project… This talk will take a tour of some of the nastiest anti-patterns in microservices, giving you the tools to not only avoid but also slay these demons before they tie up your project in their own special brand of hell.

Topics covered include:

Envy – introducing inappropriate intimacy within services by creating a shared domain model, and how many teams deploy and use data stores incorrectly;

Wrath – failing to deal with the inevitable bad things that occur within a distributed system;

Sloth – ignoring the importance of NFRs; and

Lust – embracing the latest and greatest technology without evaluating the impact incurred by these choices.

This is an all-new 2016 version of Daniel’s popular ‘deadly sins talk’ that was recently presented at QCon NY. The talk received 94% highest rating, and was the fifth most attended talk at the conference. Daniel plans to continually improve the presentation based on his learnings and attendee feedback.

A Comparison of Authentication Options within Microservice Systems – David Borsos

Software security is hard. Software security in Microservice Systems is even harder. Microservice-style software architectures have steadily been gaining popularity in recent years. They offer many benefits over traditional monolithic software products, however, they also introduce new challenges – one of these being security.

In recent years David has worked on this problem in several independent projects, and this talk will draw on his learnings within the topic of authenticating end-users. David will describe, compare and evaluate several authentication options from the perspective of how secure they are and how well they comply with the qualities of a well-designed microservice system. You will leave the talk with suggested evaluation criteria and guidance for implementation based on their use cases.