Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR

Build an app with real-time GraphQL, managed PostgreSQL, and async serverless business logic

Bart Verkoeijen (KintoHub)
2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Live Coding ONLY
Location: Portland 252
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Developers and architects




With the technology available today, it isn’t hard to build applications fast that are scalable and resilient.

Tanmai Gopal live-codes the backend of an app with real-world business logic, using the best-of-breed technology from the open source and cloud ecosystem. The three factors of this backend are real-time GraphQL, eventing, and serverless. Without diving into explanations of what the technologies are or how they work, you’ll learn the power of this three-factor architecture and its tangible impact on feature velocity as Tanmai builds the backend before your eyes.

You’ll then help test the app by placing orders simultaneously to understand how this architecture enabled scalability without any effort. Tanmai will cause network failures between the different components of the backend as your orders are being processed to show how the event-driven approach allows for built-in reliability.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with the basics of building and operating a backend for web/mobile applications
  • Hands-on knowledge of APIs, databases, and deploying code (useful but not required)

What you'll learn

  • Get an introduction to GraphQL, real-time GraphQL, serverless, and async serverless
  • Understand integrating real-time GraphQL into an app, testing, and deploying business logic in serverless functions
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Bart Verkoeijen


Bart Verkoeijen is a Developer Advocate at KintoHub, where he spreads his love for developing cloud-native applications. He’s been building for the web since ‘02, yet always learning. Bart has led a FinTech’s frontend dev team, built a hybrid mobile app, dabbled with web performance monitoring, is a former Azure MVP, and engaged at community events working for Microsoft.

Bart moved from The Netherlands to Hong Kong in 2007, where he organizes several tech-focused meetups. At one of those, you can usually find him in an orange colored t-shirt.