Meet up

London μServices (Microservices) User Group

Wednesday, 14th November in London

This meetup was organised by London μServices (Microservices) User Group in November 2018

Overview

Join this months London Microservices Meetup where we will be discussing how to monitor microservices with Prometheus and the flexibility of microservices! Come join us!

Identity Management and Single Sign-on - How Much Flexibility?

Key takeaways:

  • If you only need Oauth2 then you may not need all the features of keycloak/OKTA
  • Systems like keycloak offers a lot in handling multiple protocols and out of the box integrations.
  • Keycloak can also make the integration code in your apps quite simple and powerful but harder to then integrate with other Oauth2 servers
Marcello Teodori

Marcello Teodori is IdeaPlane's Technical Architect.

Ryan Dawson

Ryan Dawson is a core member of the Activiti team at Alfresco (https://www.activiti.org/about), helping to drive forward the Activiti open source project. He has spent 10 years working in Java Development scene in London across a variety of industries. Marcello works in Java and front-end since more than 10 years, always in contact with opensource and communities, as coordinator for the Java User Group Milano from 2003 to 2010. Since moving to London, he’s been working for startups of any size and he’s now software architect in Alfresco for Alfresco Process Services, the enterprise BPM suite based on the open source Activiti BPM Engine.

Monitoring Microservices with Prometheus

Key takeaways:

  • Why you should use metrics to understand the wellbeing of production services
  • Basics about Prometheus, a monitoring system that discovers services, scrapes and stores metrics and alerts you based on rules
  • How to add Prometheus metrics to an application and visualise it with - Grafana
  • How everything fits together, checkout the repo and run the Docker Compose stack
Joachim Draeger

Jo is a Lead Software Engineer at Signal Media, a London based AI-driven company that extracts insights from the world’s news. He is currently developing full-stack in the Account Management Team. Coming from a Java background he now broke free and is writing microservices in Clojure and Python. Before moving up the stack to the product, Jo has tamed Signal’s Elasticsearch cluster and was involved in bootstrapping monitoring of Signal’s production systems with Prometheus in the Infrastructure Team.



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