Talk: Developing microservices applications on the Kubernetes platform

Developing microservices based applications is a hot trend in our industry.
Sometimes this decision is based not on trying solving the specific problems that microservices solve but unfortunately a desire to use the latest techniques or, even worse, a desire to adopt trendy new platforms such as Kubernetes and service meshes.
In essence the cart is placed before and horse and application architecture is dictated by platform decisions.

However, let's assume that our audience on the other hand have clearly identified how microservices will benefit them.
This talk introduces a "journey" to microservices and highlights some new problems that are created by adopting such an architecture.

We then step through how we can leverage cloud native technologies such as Kubernetes and the even trendier topic of service meshes such as Istio to try and address some of these new problems.

This talk along with demos will cover many topics in an area which is rapidly evolving however we'll try and focus on the fundamental problems, and demonstrate tools that can help make the experience better or simply easier to manage.

Some knowledge of microservices, containers and Kubernetes is useful but not essential we'll cover the basic topics