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Azure Austin Meetup: Avoid Microservice Pains with Distributed Actors and Akka.NET by Aaron Stannard

April 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Microservices promised development teams a brand new world when it comes to developing, deploying, and distributing software. We could code services in any language, deploy them independently, enjoy partial failure instead of total, and straight-forwardly partition our teams along the same boundaries as some of our services.

But with these benefits came more expense and unanticipated costs. We now need multiple layers of routing and load-balancing. API gateways. Service discovery. Message brokers. Kafka. Laser manifolds. gRPC++ MQTT quantum tunneling. And so on.

In this talk we present a more refined, standardized, and simplified approach to building highly available, responsive, and distributed systems: distributed actors via Akka.NET. With this approach, we can eliminate most of the third party infrastructure needed to build effective applications, improve response times, and decrease human costs associated with building highly available software.

Aaron is the founder and CEO of Petabridge, and the co-founder of the Akka.NET open-source project. Prior to Petabridge, Aaron founded MarkedUp Analytics, a real-time in-app marketing and analytics service used by 1000+ developers. Prior to that he worked at Microsoft as a Startup Developer Evangelist.

• 5:30 pm Arrivals and Networking
• 6:00 pm Welcome, Introductions, Announcements
• 6:15 – 7:15 pm presentation
• 7:15 pm Q&A
• 8:00 pm Conclude

Come in person or view the live webcast at https://aka.ms/AzureAustinWebcast

First time visiting the Austin Microsoft office, check out this helpful map https://aka.ms/AustinMap


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Quarry Oaks II, 10900-B Stonelake Boulevard
Austin, TX United States


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