4–7 Nov 2019
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A hitchhiker's guide to cloud native API gateways

15:5516:40 Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Location: M6/M7
Secondary topics:  Hands-on, Overview
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Cloud native developers, architects, and DevOps engineers




Good APIs are the centerpiece of any successful digital product. But for complex systems with many API consumers, the proper management of these APIs is of utmost importance. The API gateway pattern is well established to handle concerns like routing, versioning, rate limiting, access control, or diagnosability in a cloud native application architecture. Mario-Leander Reimer guides you to cloud native API gateways.

You’ll take a closer look at the cloud native API gateway ecosystem: Ambassador, Gloo, Tyc, KrakenD, etc., and find out which one of these is right for your next project. Leander explains the API gateway pattern with its possible usage scenarios and defines a criteria catalog with essential characteristics in order to compare the current ecosystem. And he puts some of them to the test and demonstrates their usage live and uncut.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Experience with programming, microservices, and cloud native technology (useful but not required)

What you'll learn

  • Gain an understanding of the API gateway pattern and its use cases and a criteria catalog with essential characteristics to choose a suitable API gateway
  • Get an overview of the current cloud native API gateway ecosystem and several working showcases to take home and experiment with
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Mario-Leander Reimer


Mario-Leander Reimer is a principal software architect at QAware, where he’s responsible for several projects concerned with the cloud native evolution of legacy applications, as well as a passionate developer and a #CloudNativeNerd. He’s continuously looking for innovations in software engineering and ways to combine and apply state-of-the-art technology in real-world projects. He’s a regular speaker at national and international conferences and teaches cloud computing and software quality assurance as a part-time lecturer.

  • AXA
  • Contentful
  • Datadog
  • HERE Technologies
  • QAware
  • SIG
  • Zara Tech
  • GitLab
  • NearForm
  • WhiteSource
  • Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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