Beyond REST with GraphQL and Java by Pratik Patel
We’ve been using REST-based API development for over a decade now. While it provides a contract for both API developers and API consumers, it can be a big rigid and brittle. GraphQL can be used to either augment or replace REST based endpoints to provide faster and more flexible development. In this session, we’ll discuss GraphQL basics and look at how we create a GraphQL server and consume it in a client, using Java, of course!
Pratik Patel, Lead Developer Advocate, IBM
Pratik Patel wrote the first book on enterprise Java in 1996, Java Database Programming with JDBC. He currently works with the cloud and Java at IBM. He has designed and built applications in the retail, healthcare, financial services, and telecom sectors. Patel holds a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from UNC and has worked in New York, London, and Hong Kong. He currently lives in Atlanta, GA.
Microservices and big-data increasingly confront us with the limitations of traditional input/output. In traditional IO, work that is IO-bound dominates threads. This wouldn’t be such a big deal if we could add more threads cheaply, but threads are expensive on the JVM, and most other platforms. Even if threads were cheap and infinitely scalable, we’d still be confronted with the faulty nature of networks. Things break, and they often do so in subtle, but non-exceptional ways. Traditional approaches to integration bury the faulty nature of networks behind overly simplifying abstractions. We need something better.
Spring Framework 5 is here! It introduces the Spring developer to a growing world of support for reactive programming across the Spring portfolio, starting with a new Netty-based web runtime, component model and module called Spring WebFlux, and then continuing to Spring Data Kay, Spring Security 5.0, Spring Boot 2.0 and Spring Cloud Finchley. Sure, it sounds like a lot, but don’t worry! Join me, your guide, Spring developer advocate Josh Long (@starbuxman), and we’ll explore the wacky, wonderful world of Reactive Spring together.
Josh Long, Developer, the Spring team at Pivotal
Josh (@starbuxman) is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O’Reilly’s Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry) and numerous best-selling video trainings (including Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons with Spring Boot co-founder Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin).