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Friday, November 16 • 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Scala the Cloud Native Way: Lessons Learned from Two Years of Linkerd in Production

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Linkerd, an open source service mesh built on Scala, Finagle, and Netty, has seen steady adoption since its inception in 2016, and is now used in production by companies like Salesforce, CreditKarma, and FOX. In this talk, we describe lessons learned in adapting these technologies to the cloud native ecosystem. We discuss how some of Finagle's core components, like Vars and Activities, are used to provide robust and dynamic behavior in Linkerd. Finally, we explore some of the operational challenges of using the JVM in cloud native environments, which have radically different constraints than those which the underlying technologies were designed for.

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Dennis Adjei-Baah

Software Engineer, Buoyant Inc
Dennis is a software engineer at Buoyant Inc, where he contributes to and provides support for the open source project Linkerd, an L7 proxy that provides a dedicated service mesh layer in microservice environments. Linkerd enables applications to take advantage of features like circuit-breaking... Read More →

Friday November 16, 2018 3:00pm - 3:20pm PST