Developer Advocate, DevOps practitioner (whatever that means) Long time IBM Java developer, leader and evangelist. I’ve been working on IBM Java SDKs and JVMs since Java was less than 1. Also had time to work on other things including representing IBM on various JSRs, being a committer on various open source projects including ones at Apache, Eclipse and OpenJDK. Also member of the Adopt OpenJDK group championing community involvement in OpenJDK. A seasoned speaker and regular presenter at JavaOne and other conferences on technical and software engineering topics.
In my day being a developer was easy. Just you. Java and your monolith. Modern developers have no idea how unlucky they are.
This talk is a sideways walk through a serious topic. The amount of ancillary knowledge that developers nowadays need is truly amazing. Trying to deliver you precious business logic is challenging when it seems you also need a degree in Kubernetes and DevOps tools. Which way should you go on your journey? what tools?, what companions do you need with you?
Everything keeps changing which makes It easy to go down an undiscovered path and find yourself being chased by natives with blowpipes and large spherical rocks. Laying out the current landscape of tools and approaches this session will (re) introduce you to old enemies and new friends alike and help you understand where you need to put your trust and when to run away (at least for today) But you know, try to tell the youngsters how easy it could be and they just don’t believe you.
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