JConf Peru 2021 Conference Report

JConf Peru 2021 took place November 27th. This was the third time the event was held and due to the pandemic, the 2021 event was virtual and free. I am very proud to have participated as an invited speaker – the JConf series is an admirable effort by the Spanish speaking Java community to hold world-class events. My friend and Peru JUG leader Jose Diaz and his wife Miryan Ramirez have worked hard to make JConf Peru a reality. Jakarta EE had a strong presence at the event including talks on Quarkus and TomEE. I delivered three talks at the conference focused on Jakarta EE and Azure.

Powering Java on Azure with Open Liberty and OpenShift

Early in the morning I delivered my slide free talk titled “Powering Java on Azure with Open Liberty and OpenShift”. The material covers the key work Microsoft and IBM is doing to enable Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, Open Liberty and OpenShift on Azure. I demo in real time how to stand up an OpenShift cluster on Azure quickly and deploy a realistic Java EE/Jakarta EE/MicroProfile application that integrates with some services on the cloud such as a database. The essential material for the talk is available on the Microsoft documentation site as a how-to guide. A recording of the talk is now available on YouTube.

Effective Kubernetes for Jakarta EE and MicroProfile Developers

Towards mid-day, I delivered another entirely slide-free talk – “Effective Kubernetes for Jakarta EE and MicroProfile Developers”. The talk covers some of the key things Jakarta EE and MicroProfile developers need to know while using Kubernetes. This includes:

  • How Kubernetes primitives (such as deployments, services and ingress controllers) align with application server administration, clustering, auto-scaling, auto-discovery, and load-balancing.
  • How to add self-healing capabilities using Kubernetes probes and monitoring with open source tools like Prometheus/Grafana.
  • How Kubernetes can be extended using Operators to effectively manage application server clusters.
  • How the CI/CD pipeline of your application can be adapted to Kubernetes.

A recording of the talk is now available on YouTube.

All the material for the talk is available in self-paced workshop format on GitHub. The material will take you about a day to complete end-to-end (please reach out if you need any help).

Why Jakarta EE Developers are First-Class Citizens on Azure

I wrapped up the conference by delivering my talk titled “Why Jakarta EE Developers are First-Class Citizens on Azure”. This talk covers all the work Microsoft is doing by partnering with companies like Oracle, IBM and Red Hat to support Jakarta EE developers on Azure. This includes fully enabling runtimes such as WebLogic, WebSphere Traditional, WebSphere Liberty, Open Liberty and JBoss EAP on virtual machines, the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and App Service (the premier PaaS platform for Azure). I also cover important work such as supporting JMS in Azure Service Bus as a well as the Jakarta EE on Azure roadmap.

There is a brief end-to-end demo that is part of the talk. You can run the demo yourself using step-by-step instructions available on GitHub to get a feel for how the Jakarta EE on Azure experience looks like (please reach out if you need help). The slides for the talk are available on Speaker Deck. The video for the talk is now posted on YouTube.

It is worth reminding that myself and my team are always ready to work closely with Java/Jakarta EE developers on Azure migrations – completely for free. To take advantage of this, you simply need to fill this survey out or reach out to me directly.

Beautiful Peru

Peru is a country rich in heritage and natural beauty. It is one of the six cradles of civilization and the center of the mighty Inca entire. I am proud to say I got to see a bit of this amazing country as part of my brief trip for the first JConf Peru. Just check out the album below of photos I took (click this link to view the album if the embedded slideshow is not working)!

All in all, I am happy to have had the opportunity to speak at JConf Peru again. I am very glad the event continued in virtual format despite the pandemic. I hope to speak there again and hopefully visit beautiful Peru again in the future.

Published by Reza Rahman

Reza Rahman is Principal Program Manager for Java on Azure at Microsoft. He works to make sure Java developers are first class citizens at Microsoft and Microsoft is a first class citizen of the Java ecosystem. Reza has been an official Java technologist at Oracle. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza has long been a frequent speaker at Java User Groups and conferences worldwide including JavaOne and Devoxx. He has been the lead for the Java EE track at JavaOne as well as a JavaOne Rock Star Speaker award recipient. He was the program chair for the inaugural JakartaOne conference. Reza is an avid contributor to industry journals like JavaLobby/DZone and TheServerSide. He has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups over the years. Reza implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server. He helps lead the Philadelphia Java User Group. Reza is a founding member of the Jakarta EE Ambassadors. Reza has over a decade of experience with technology leadership, enterprise architecture and consulting. He has been working with Java EE technology since its inception, developing on almost every major application platform ranging from Tomcat to JBoss, GlassFish, WebSphere and WebLogic. Reza has developed enterprise systems for well-known companies like eBay, Motorola, Comcast, Nokia, Prudential, Guardian Life, USAA, Independence Blue Cross, Anthem, CapitalOne and AAA using Java EE and Spring.

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