Bootiful Kotlin

Day 3 /  / Track 1  /  EN /

Spring Boot, the convention-over-configuration centric framework from the Spring team at Pivotal marries Spring's flexibility with conventional, common sense defaults to make application development on the JVM not just fly, but pleasant! Spring Boot aims to make address the common functional and non-functional requirements that gate quickly moving to production. The framework is as clean as it gets, wouldn't it be nice if the language matched its elegance?

Kotlin, the productivity-focused language from our friends at JetBrains, takes up the slack to make the experience leaner, cleaner, and even more pleasant!

The Spring and Kotlin teams have worked hard to make sure that Kotlin and Spring Boot are a first-class experience for all developers trying to get to production, faster and safer. Come for the Spring and stay for the Bootiful Kotlin.



Speaker(s)

Josh Long
VMware

Josh was the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. He is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O'Reilly's "Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry") and numerous best-selling video trainings (including "Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons" with Spring Boot co-founder Phil Webb). He is also an open source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti, and Vaadin).

Invited Experts

Sebastian Daschner
IBM

Sebastian Daschner is a Lead Java Developer Advocate for IBM, author, and trainer and is enthusiastic about programming and Java (EE). He is the author of the book "Architecting Modern Java EE Applications". Sebastian is participating in the JCP, helping to form the future standards of Java EE, serving in the JAX-RS, JSON-P and Config Expert Groups and collaborating on various open source projects. For his contributions in the Java community and ecosystem, he was recognized as a Java Champion, Oracle Developer Champion and JavaOne Rockstar.

Besides Java, Sebastian is also a heavy user of Linux and container technologies like Docker. He evangelizes computer science practices on his blog, his newsletter, and on Twitter via @DaschnerS. When not working with Java, he also loves to travel the world — either by plane or motorbike.

Oleg Šelajev
Oracle

Oleg Šelajev is a developer advocate for the GraalVM project at Oracle Labs, which aims to make programs run faster and developers more productive. He helps to organize VirtualJUG, the online Java User Group, and a GDG chapter in Tartu, Estonia. Became a Java Champion in 2017. Loves pizza and playing chess. Favorite languages: Java, JavaScript, and Clojure.