Turning Request/Response on its Head


These days software is increasingly microservices-based yet with the advantages also come new challenges. To account for these we have put in place patterns such as retries, circuit-breakers, service-discovery and caching, but these assume and are built around a request/response invocation style. In this talk I’ll challenge that assumption and show how when we instead use an event-driven approach, we can address the challenges of distributed systems in a different way. Just as recursive code can be more elegant that imperative, event-driven designs can be better than request/response.

Language: English

Level: Non technical / For everyone

Cornelia Davis

Vice President, Technology - Pivotal

Cornelia Davis is Vice President of Technology at Pivotal where she focuses on emerging technology and how it can be leveraged to generate tangible benefits for Pivotal customers. With a broad view across the various cloud-computing models of IaaS, App as a Service, Container as a Service and Function as a Service, her current focus is on how the use of container platforms such as Kubernetes can be leveraged to achieve operational efficiencies, resilience and security. She is the author of the book “Cloud Native: Designing Change-tolerant Software” by Manning Publications.

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