In the cloud-native world, being a developer might be challenging. The number of technologies and patterns to know can be overwhelming. This session presents an approach based on open-source technologies and focuses on improving the inner development loop and continuous delivery on Kubernetes. The end goal is to deliver value continuously, quickly, and reliably.

First, I’ll present several techniques for working locally effectively and productively. Should you run Kubernetes in your development environment? I’ll cover a few different options. Using Java, we’ll build a cloud-native application following the principles of test-driven development. The inner development loop will be enhanced with Cloud Native Buildpacks, Tilt, Knative, and Telepresence.

Continuous integration is a crucial practice for continuous delivery. We’ll check in code regularly, triggering an automated process to build, test, and package the application. Do you use pull requests? Relying on ArgoCD and the GitOps principles, I’ll show you how to work with temporary environments created dynamically when a new pull request is opened.

Finally, we'll use Cartographer to glue together all these different tools and design a golden path to production on Kubernetes, providing a clear separation of concerns and letting developers focus on delivering value.

Thomas Vitale

Thomas is a Software Architect specialized in building highly-scalable, resilient, and secure enterprise applications. He develops software solutions at Systematic, Denmark, where he’s been working on modernizing platforms and applications for the cloud-native world, focusing on developer experience and security.

Thomas likes contributing to open-source projects like Spring Security and Spring Cloud. He’s the author of “Cloud Native Spring in Action - With Spring Boot and Kubernetes”, published by Manning, where some of his main interests converged, such as Java, Kubernetes, Buildpacks, Knative, and other cloud-native technologies.

Thomas has an MSc in Computer Engineering specializing in software from the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy). He is a CNCF Certified Kubernetes Application Developer, Red Hat Certified Enterprise Application Developer and Pivotal Certified Spring Professional.