The next B2GS meetup will be October 10 @ 6pm in Waltham:
Launching the Micro Future: Groovy, Grails, and Micronaut
With Jeff Scott Brown
And we will have a zoom meeting.
While this will be for the Boston Groovy Grails meetup, meaning a screw for our audience, I feel compeled to say that Micronaut can be used form plain Java and Kotlin.
In this talk, Jeff Brown will demonstrate how the future of Grails, GORM, and Micronaut are linked, as well as how the OCI Groovy and Grails team is taking productivity around developing microservices to the next level!
Micronaut is a new JVM-based, full-stack framework for building modular, easily testable microservice applications. Unlike reflection-based IoC frameworks, which load and cache reflection data for every single field, method, and constructor in your code, with Micronaut, your application startup time and memory consumption are not bound to the size of your codebase.
The Micronaut framework shares many core values with Grails, including the enablement of code simplicity and developer productivity. Micronaut offers many additional features for a new class of applications (e.g., microservices, serverless deployments, etc.) that may not be well-suited for Grails.
Compelling aspects of the Micronaut framework include:
• Sub-second startup time
• Tiny processes that may run in as little as 8mb of heap
• No runtime reflection
• Dependency injection
• Load balancing
• And more!
The NEJUG Holiday Party is scheduled for our normal "second Thursday" in December, but it is not a normal presentation meeting. Instead, it's an "all fun time" event where we get to chat, eat, drink, and socialize. Come, join us for dinner, great conversation and raffle prizes.
Menu items include:
Soft drinks, tea, and coffee are included. Cash bar also available.
Space is limited to 50 guests so buy your tickets early!
Buy tickets for yourself and your guests here:
We are looking for additional corporate sponsors to provide raffle prizes and gift cards or help offset the overall cost of tickets.
Please contact us if you have a sponsor available.
Thanks to our current sponsor:
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
• 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.