A Microservices Primer for Monolithic App Developers with Lloyd Faulkner


Join the Enterprise Developers Guild and me on Tuesday, September 26, at 6:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) of the Microsoft Charlotte Office. Many developers know about microservices by now but haven’t had a chance to apply it to a real world, production-ready app. In this session, we’ll talk about some of the technical patterns that you’ve mastered in monolithic designs but require a different way of thinking in a distributed system. Are microservices appropriate for all applications or when can it be overkill? What is the local development experience like, and how is the typical develop/unit test/debug/package paradigm affected? We’ll walk through these, and other microservices concepts, in a sample .NET app deployed to Azure Service Fabric. We’ll also get into the DevOps side and discuss both Microsoft and open source options for platforms, containers, schedulers, and automation.

This talk is intended for any developer with limited exposure to microservices, though it will be helpful to have some experience with monolithic designs, services/APIs, layered architectures, and data access concepts.

The meeting presenter is Lloyd Faulkner.

Lloyd Faulkner is the Charlotte AppDev Practice Manager at Cardinal Solutions, an IT consulting company with almost 500 consultants across 7 offices, over 100 of which are based in Charlotte. Lloyd has almost 18 years of experience as a developer and has lead several multi-year projects with teams ranging from 3-10+ developers. His current client project is working with ~10 other teams to develop a microservices-based application in Azure and using VSTS for DevOps. Lloyd’s team at Cardinal specializes in large-scale, native cloud SaaS solutions. This is done in collaboration with other Cardinal practices that concentrate on UX architecture and design, build Android, iOS, AR/VR, and enterprise web applications, deploy and define governance and user adoption practices for Office 365, and that have expertise in BI, big data analytics, and data science.

The meeting sponsor is Logical Advantage.

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