• Meshing Around with Istio

    Attended: 123
    Start Time:

    Oct 11, 2018 6:00 PM

    End Time:

    Oct 11, 2018 8:45 PM

    Location:
    Constant Contact Reservoir Place
    1601 Trapelo Road Waltham MA 021451
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    Speaker: Jonathan Johnson

    Check out the Prezzi that Jonathan made for this presentation

    https://prezi.com/view/awP8F1N9QDV3vRCEAYCY/

     

    Kubernetes out of the box is a strong platform for running and coordinating large collections of services, containers, and applications. As is, Kubernetes is powerful for many solutions.

    Remember Underdog?  He was a mild-mannered dog, but when stress and conflict were introduced to the plot he took a magic pill, he became a superhero. Istio is a superhero for Kubernetes.

    Istio is an open, platform-independent service mesh that manages communications between services in a transparent way. With a distributed architecture many things can fail, slow down and become less secure. Istio provides solutions to those stresses in our plot toward this architecture style:

        • Traffic management

        • Observability

        • Policy enforcement

        • Service identity and security

     

    We will explore these benefits with Istio through some working examples on Kubernetes. The key point is this meshing solution allows your Java code to be less coupled to the inherent weaknesses of a distributed platform.

    Speaker Biography

    Jonathan Johnson has been engineering and shipping commercial software for some twenty years. The software has the amazing potential to improve and even save lives. Sadly, the lousy software can miss this potential. His journey is driven by delivering helpful software to move us forward.

    His early work began with laboratory instrument software and managing its data. Jonathan was enticed by the advent of object-oriented design and Windows to develop personal banking software. Banking soon turned to the internet and enterprise applications took off. Java exploded onto the scene and since then he has inhabited that ecosystem. At 454 Life Sciences and Roche Diagnostics Jonathan returned to laboratory software and leveraged Java-based state machines and enterprise services to manage the terabytes of data flowing out of DNA sequencing instruments. 
    Today his journey continues with Thermo Fisher Scientific as a hands-on architect continuously delivering a platform that utilizes microservices. Laboratories leverage this platform for customized medicine, drug development, food safety and furthering research into challenging diseases.

    Jonathan enjoys comparing and sharing his journey with peers. He shares ways to modernize application architectures to adhere to the fundamentals of high modularity and loose coupling. A longtime resident of Connecticut, he discusses his experiences with Connecticut Java User Group, NewHaven.io and DevOps CT. You will often see Jonathan schooling and retooling on the NFJS tours.


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    Introduction to Let's Encrypt

    Speaker: Justin Sun

    Do you pay public CA for SSL certificates? you may want to look into Let's Encrypt. Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

    Justin Sun will give us some insight into Let's Encrypt using our own nejug.org SSL certificate management as an example.

     

  • Comments/Conversations

    Brad Mongeon on Oct 1, 2018 8:31 AM
    Is this really 6am rather than 6pm?
    Mahesh Acharya on Oct 1, 2018 6:52 PM
    Hi Brad, the talk is at 6pm, it’s corrected.
    Brad Mongeon on Oct 2, 2018 10:33 AM
    Sweet, I will be more awake at that time ;)


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    We would like to thank our event host Chewy.com for all the support for making this event possible in Downtown Boston. 

     

    • The venue will open at 5:30 PM for networking, so come early and meet everyone else. 
    • Pizza, drinks (including beer!)  sponsored by Chewy --- there will be some Gluten free pizza as well.
    • There will be a 15 minutes Lighting Talk at 6:00 by Marco Ferrer, Software Engineer at Chewy.

     

    If you have any questions, feel free contact Mahesh Acharya (Nejug Event Coordinator) at 617 767 Three One Seven One.

    We would like to thank the following volunteers:

    Photography: George Yazbeck

    Videography:  Francis Solis Olivares