Workshop | Microservice Alternatives: REST, Kubernetes, UI Integration and Asynchronous Integration

This workshop first introduces the fundamental concepts of microservices and self-contained systems. Microservices might be written in any programming language, but every system needs technologies to integrate the microservices. The workshop shows such integrations, e.g. UI integration on the client with JavaScript and on the server with ESI (Edge-side Includes). It then presents asynchronous communication with Atom/REST and Kafka. For synchronous integration the workshop talks about Kubernetes, Consul, and the Netflix stack. Concrete code examples illustrate each of the approaches. The samples are available on GitHub and can be a starting point for your own implementation. This way the workshop goes beyond the theory of microservices and shows a practical approach to this architecture.

Basic understanding of software architecture and principles like REST. Understanding of Java is an advantage.


  • Understand the benefits and challenges of implementing microservices and self-contained systems
  • Knowledge about asynchronous, synchronous, and UI integration of microservices
  • Overview of technologies like Kubernetes , Kafka, Consul, the NetflixStack, ESI, and JavsScript UI integration

Location: Date: May 18, 2018 Time: - Eberhard Wolff