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Track: Enterprise Languages

Location: Bayview AB

Day of week: Wednesday

When you think Enterprise Software, what languages come to mind?

Your answer likely depends on the stack(s) we’ve been concentrating on. For me, that answer has always been Java and C#. Recently, the pervasiveness of JavaScript has meant it also deserves a place in the realm of enterprise software languages.

This track is an intentionally opinionated view of modern enterprise software development and is divided primarily between the two platforms I think of when I think enterprise software: the JVM and CLR/CoreCLR. This track doesn’t don’t focus on religious wars of why one platform is better than the other, instead, we look at innovative approaches, forward-looking progress, and powerful testimonials offered by developers working in the enterprise. In addition to the JVM and CLR/CoreCLR, we’ll look at how (and why) TypeScript is being used by C#, Java, Scala and JavaScript developers on the server to make effective APIs (from someone who has historically been deep in a functional JVM language).

Track Host: Wes Reisz

QCon San Francisco Lead Chair, Co-host of the InfoQ Podcast, & Former VP of Technology @SectionIO

Wesley Reisz is the former VP of Technology at Section (an Edge Compute Platform). Wes also chairs the San Francisco edition of QCon.

Before joining Section, Wes served as the product owner for all of the English speaking QCon conferences worldwide, was a principal architect with HP Enterprise Systems, and, for over 13 years, taught as an adjunct professor for the University of Louisville (Go Cards!).

At HPE, Wes’ primary roles supported the US Army’s Human Resources (HRC), Recruiting, and Cadet Support Commands based at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Wes was the Principal Architect for US Army Cadet Command and was known for championing, building, and deploying enterprise portal and identity solutions used by Army Recruiting.

In addition to Wes’ current roles, he co-hosts a weekly podcast called The InfoQ Podcast. The InfoQ Podcast serves senior early adopter/early majority developers and architects with interviews from some of software’s most important thought leaders. The podcast has been downloaded over 1.5 million times and has a weekly listener base of around 14K.

10:35am - 11:25am

TypeScript for Enterprise Developers

With TypeScript, the JavaScript + Node ecosystem becomes a serious contender for backend development. This talk describes why: maturity, strong language features, and Enterprise-quality open source tools. Once you know how cool and fun it is,  I'll reveal some less-pleasant surprises. Get the information I wish I had when moving from Java/Scala to TypeScript. If you're new to Node or to TypeScript,  or if you're experienced but still frustrated, this session will widen your development world and strengthen your superpowers.

Jessica Kerr, Polyglot Functional Developer @atomist

11:50am - 12:40pm

CLR/CoreCLR: How We Got Here & Where We're Going

Let's chat about the work the CLR/CoreCLR team has been doing to move .NET development forward. Then we'll discuss what the future looks like for developers working with the CLR and CoreCLR. TLDR; The future is pretty bright.

Mei-Chin Tsai, Principal Dev Manager for .NET Language and Runtime @Microsoft
Jared Parsons, Principal Developer Lead on C# Language Team @Microsoft

1:40pm - 2:30pm

Developing Great Web APIs Architectures w/ ASP.NET Core 2.1

You know you have to have a great experience when you develop your apps, right? The greatest experience for your user's centers around their data. That's why developing a great set of Web APIs is so important. Using ASP.NET Core Web API is a modern cross-platform framework for the modern web. ASP.NET Core Web API can be run on Windows and Linux using all the modern web servers. The secret to it all is knowing how to architect your Web APIs for the best experience.
Using the architecture in this talk allows your APIs specifically to work better due to:
  • Allowing a clear decoupling of the API endpoints, Data Access (Synthetic or Production) and finally the Data Domain classes.
  • The API Endpoints (Controllers) have no knowledge or responsibility of Data Domain and behind it Data Access
  • Because of the decoupling and separation of responsibilities testing can be done easily and without issues.
  • Data Access segments of the architecture can easily be switched out without impacting the Domain or API Endpoints.
By using this architecture not only does the development story become easier but your end users get a much more stable API set to consume. The talk will explain and get you started on using these concepts with your ASP.NET Core 2.1 Web API solutions.

Christopher Woodruff, Platform Strategist @QuickenLoans

2:55pm - 3:45pm

Building a Reliable Cloud Based Bank in Java

Consumer banking is a risk adverse industry when it comes to new technology. So how do you build a bank in the cloud with a rapid release cycle while still maintaining the reliability that consumers need?

This talk will be about the experience of Starling Bank, a mobile-only, cloud-based bank that launched in the UK in 2017. We will look at the system architecture of the bank, the design principles that give us the ability to release quickly and reliably, and why we decided to build the back end using Java.

Jason Maude, Lead Engineer @StarlingBank

4:10pm - 5:00pm

The JDK in 2018: What's Here, and What's Next

JDK 11 was released in September 2018, six months after JDK 10 and a year after JDK 9. This talk will walk you through the modular Java platform introduced in JDK 9, and explain how it enabled further evolution in JDK 10 and 11. We'll look at new Java language features that enhance productivity without compromising Java's traditional focus on readability and maintainability. Finally, we'll look ahead to the next feature release -- JDK 12 in March 2019.

Alex Buckley, Spec Lead, Java Language @Oracle

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