Kenneth Finnigan

Kenneth Finnigan

Talk: ServiceMesh with Istio and Eclipse MicroProfile
Company: Red Hat

Ken is a Principal Software Engineer for Red Hat Middleware and has been a consultant and software engineer for 21 years with enterprises throughout the world. Ken and Bob McWhirter lead the WildFly Swarm project, which aims to bring together the worlds of microservices and Java EE. Ken has previously served as the project lead for LiveOak, along with other JBoss projects. Ken is currently writing “Enterprise Java Microservices in Action” and has previously written two books, including "JBoss Weld CDI for Java Platform."

ServiceMesh with Istio and Eclipse MicroProfile

Speaker: Kenneth Finnigan

Even though ServiceMesh has not been around for long, you are probably hearing a lot about it. It’s gained a lot of steam with respect to Cloud Native development, Linux Containers, and Kubernetes. This session will introduce the attendee to the ServiceMesh concept, what it is, how they work, and why we should use them. We follow that up with an introduction to Istio before delving into how we can combine Istio and WildFly Swarm (Red Hat’s MicroProfile implementation) on OpenShift to reduce the amount of boilerplate we need when developing Cloud Native applications to utilize circuit breakers, tracing, etc. Come in curious (or even skeptical) and leave pumped to go home and get going with the awesomeness.