Developing a standalone Spring Boot application is a fairly straightforward endeavor. But building a scalable Spring Boot-based service that can be deployed to a production environment and integrated seamlessly into a robust and resilient distributed system is an entirely different story! To accomplish great things, one must build with an inherently scalable architecture in mind from the very beginning.
In this workshop, attendees will learn how to create a Spring Boot application and deploy it to a Kubernetes cloud environment that provides production configuration, gateway, and monitoring capabilities, along with service discovery, circuit breakers, and more. Attendees will learn how to integrate with other bespoke services and configure them to automatically scale to accommodate constantly changing demand. Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Azure Spring Apps will be used in the exercises, but the principles shared in this workshop can be applied to any cloud environment.
Come to this workshop to learn how to take your Spring production plans to the next level!
sean li
Sean Li is a Product Manager from the Spring on Azure team, where he specializes in enabling Spring integrations with Azure services and shaping the product vision for Azure Spring Cloud. Azure Spring Cloud is a fully managed application platform tailor-made for running Spring applications on Azure, and Sean has played a key role in its development. Prior to his work with Spring, Sean helped drive feature definition and customer engagement for both Azure Blockchain services and Azure Database for MySQL.
Sandra Ahlgrimm
Sandra Ahlgrimm is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft who specializes in Java. She works for Java developers with Microsoft. Therefore, she is focused on ensuring that developers have a smooth experience when deploying their Java workload onto Azure, whether it's through VMs, App Service, AKS, Azure Spring Apps, Azure Functions, or Azure Container Apps.
Sandra and her team, the Java Advocates, work closely with product teams and developers to ensure that Azure services are tested and optimized for developers' needs. They also drive awareness and provide education to the community on the capabilities of these services. She has a passion for Open Source and its community. So she
Overall, Sandra's work focuses on helping developers streamline their Java deployments on Azure and enabling them to take advantage of the full capabilities of the platform.
Mark Heckler
Mark Heckler is a software developer & Principal Cloud Developer Advocate for Java/JVM Languages at Microsoft, conference speaker, Java Champion, and Kotlin Developer Expert focused on developing innovative production-ready software at velocity for cloud and edge computing platforms. He has worked with key players in numerous industries and public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author of Spring Boot: Up and Running ( and can be found on Twitter @mkheck.
Mark lives with his very understanding wife in St. Louis, MO USA.