Kevin Dubois

Principal Developer Advocate

Company: Red Hat

Track: В

Time: 12:00 - 12:45 (GMT +03:00)

Country: Belgium

Language: English

Talk: From 0 to Production with Kubernetes Native Quarkus

About the Speaker

Kevin is a Java Champion, software engineer, author and international speaker with a passion for Open Source, Java, and Cloud Native Development & Deployment practices. He currently works as developer advocate at Red Hat where he gets to enjoy working with Open Source projects and improving the developer experience. He previously worked as a (lead) software engineer at a variety of organizations across the world ranging from small startups to large enterprises and even government agencies. Kevin is actively involved in Open Source communities, contributing to projects such as Quarkus, Knative, Apache Camel, and Podman (Desktop). He is also a member of the Belgian CNCF and the Belgian Java User Group. Kevin speaks English, Dutch, French and Italian fluently and is currently based in Belgium, having lived in Italy and the USA as well.
In his free time you can find Kevin somewhere in the wild hiking, gravel biking, snowboarding or packrafting.

Talk: From 0 to Production with Kubernetes Native Quarkus

I hear you thinking, “is this yet another session about doing cloud native development?”. Well.. yes, sort of, but we promise it’s going to be a good one - or so we think :).
In this session we’re going to talk (and demo!) about what it means to be a good Cloud Citizen - which is more than merely putting an application in a container and deploying it. To optimize your Java application's performance and resilience in the cloud, it is essential to consider factors such as providing real-time health status through fine-grained metrics. You’ll also need to ensure fast startup, and avoid excessive resource consumption within the cluster.
Being a good Cloud Citizen also involves streamlining configuration, deployment and upgrade processes. By integrating these tasks seamlessly, the application can facilitate smooth deployments and upgrades, which will lead to more efficiency and ease of management.
Join us in this session and embark on a journey to develop a perfect(ish) Cloud Native Java Application with Quarkus. This journey will encompass a comprehensive understanding of both the development and operational perspectives, aiming to optimize applications for the cloud environment. You will get an overview of the Kubernetes basics from a Java developer’s perspective and learn step-by-step how to get your application production ready on Kubernetes.