TODAY - Collaborative Contract Driven Development!

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David Kowis

Jan 8, 2020, 12:37:18 PM1/8/20
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Collaborative Contract Driven Development

With the transition to microservices and cloud platforms, comes an increased need to integrate with services that your team or organization might have limited or no control over. A common pain point experienced in this type of workflow is long wait times while client developers wait for service developers to build their service, and unreliable test suites as integration tests are run against live services which might have test data go missing, be down for maintenance, or slow to respond because they are under a heavy amount of traffic. There has to be a way we can develop services more quickly and have confidence they will work in production!

In this presentation we will learn about the goals and processes behind contract driven development and how they resolve a lot of pain points around developing in a microservices/cloud world. Once we have the underlying principles figured out, we will switch to the practical and look at using Spring Cloud Contract to write contracts. Spring Cloud Contract offers several approaches for writing contracts and we will cover them so your organization can choose which would be the best fit. Finally we will look at how to incorporate contract tests into your CI/CD pipeline. If you have been frustrated by wait times from working with other services or an unreliable test suite, then you will definitely want to attend this presentation!

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Presenter: Billy Korando
Billy is a developer advocate with IBM based in Kansas City. Before moving over to developer advocacy he worked as a developer and consultant for over ten years. Over his career, BIlly has worked in the fields of insurance regulation, electronic health records, shipping, finance, and government. Working with so many organizations and in different fields has given him a wide breadth of knowledge on challenges common to all organizations and what solutions do and do not work.

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Meeting Location:
5445 Legacy Drive
Suite 100
Plano TX

Location Details:

Improving is located at 5445 Legacy Dr. in Plano. This is the Northwest corner of Legacy and Hedgcoxe. It doesn't have great signage right now so here is a picture of the south side of the building (the side facing Legacy) where you should park and enter.

A couple of things:
  • Doors will be locked after 6:00 PM but we will be monitoring the south doors until the meeting starts at 7:00 PM
  • After that or if you can't get in before then and no one is watching text (469) 444-0196.
  • There is parking on the north side of the building too. 
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