Building a Better Web
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

In-Person Training
Practical microservices: Technologies and techniques

Sequoia McDowell (Charm/Offensive)
Monday, June 19 & Tuesday, June 20, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: 212 D
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Best Price ends March 30

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Participants should plan to attend both days of this 2-day training course. Platinum and Training passes do not include access to tutorials on Tuesday.

Join Sequoia McDowell for a hands-on, in-depth exploration of microservices. In this course, you’ll learn what benefits a microservice architecture can bring your organization. We’ll explore how microservices can make your applications faster, more scalable, less expensive to run, easier to update, and more secure.

What you'll learn, and how you can apply it

  • How to decompose monolithic applications into microservices.
  • How to select a platform that fits your needs.
  • How to introduce microservices into your ecosystem in a safe, controlled way.
  • How to integrate microservices to work in concert, within, and across platforms.
  • How to scale microservices to meet demand and minimize cost.

This training is for you because...

  • I am an iOS/Android developer and I want to be able to build my backend easily with a language I already know.
  • I am a front-end JavaScript developer and I want to leverage my existing skills to build server software.
  • I am an experienced AWS user and I want to learn what alternatives are available.
  • I am an experienced backend developer and I want to expand my skills and learn in-demand technologies in order to improve my job prospects.

Prerequisites:

  • Node.js or JavaScript: While this course focuses more on platforms, architecture and integration than code-authoring itself, we will be writing code, primarily in JavaScript. Attendees should be comfortable writing JavaScript (or comfortable with following along via copy/paste).
  • Attendees should be familiar with the basics of HTTP and the concept of RESTful APIs.
  • Attendees should be comfortable working with the command line.

Join Sequoia McDowell for a hands-on, in-depth exploration of microservices. In this course, you’ll learn what benefits a microservice architecture can bring your organization. We’ll explore how microservices can make your applications faster, more scalable, less expensive to run, easier to update, and more secure.

In the past decade and a half we’ve witnessed consumer expectations evolve at a breakneck pace. Where consumers were once satisfied with a brochure website, they now expect a cutting edge web application, mobile app, and IoT integration to boot. While consumer demands have been completely reinvented, many of our application architecture practices have not. The monolithic architecture patterns of yesteryear are not equipped to keep up with today’s product ecosystem.

To compete in 2017 and beyond, applications must be flexible enough to meet constantly shifting requirements, scalable enough to respond instantly to spikes in usage and wind-down when not in use, and modular enough to allow for the ongoing, incremental improvement that consumers expect. Microservice architectures are a large part of meeting each of these challenges and more. The microservice revolution is underway, don’t get left behind!

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About your instructor

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Sequoia McDowell is a software engineer-cum-educator specializing in Node.js (at the moment). He’s spoken at national programming and IT conferences on topics ranging from testing to build tools to encrypted communication, and he’s one of the few JavaScript educators with the distinction of having run Node.js trainings in every time zone in the continental United States. As a member of the NodeSchool community, Sequoia has extensive experience teaching people about Node.js both online and off.

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