Speaker Details

Grace Jansen


Grace is a Developer Advocate at IBM, working with Open Liberty and Reactive Technologies. She has been with IBM since graduating from Exeter University with a Degree in Biology. Grace enjoys bringing a varied perspective to her projects and using her knowledge of biological systems to simplify complex software patterns and architectures. As a developer advocate, Grace builds POC’s, demos and sample applications, and writes guides and tutorials. She is a regular presenter at international technology conferences and has recently authored a book on reactive systems. Grace also has a keen passion for encouraging more women into STEM and especially Technology careers.

Cloud Anatomy 101: Breaking down Cloud-native

Getting to grips with cloud-native is as vital to your application evolution as breathing is to the body. However, with this term encompassing so many technologies, products and architectural styles, how do you decide which will be best for your own application? Diving into the anatomy and evolution of the human body can give us great insights into the journey you’ll need to make for your own application evolution. Join this session to find out why and discover what is critical for a healthy cloud-native system.

Cloud Native Applications
Cloud-native Applications
Cloud Native Java

Replicating production in your tests with the magic of containers

Containers have revolutionised how we design and build our applications. But with this move to containers, the parity between our development, testing and production environments has drifted even further apart. So how do we effectively test our cloud-native applications?  

Enter MicroShed and the Testcontainers frameworks - enabling true-to-production environments by leveraging the magic of containers with minimal re-writing of your test code. This talk will give you a great overview of this technology and will demo how simple it is to create and run a MicroShed test.

Integration Test
Test Frameworks