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Ken is a Principal Software Engineer for Red Hat Middleware and has been a consultant and software engineer for 20 years with enterprises throughout the world. Ken and Bob McWhirter lead the WildFly Swarm project, which aims to bring together the worlds of microservices and Java EE. Ken has previously served as the project lead for LiveOak, along with other JBoss projects. Ken has written two books, including "JBoss Weld CDI for Java Platform", and is currently writing a book on Enterprise Java Microservices for Manning.


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Eclipse MicroProfile: Enterprise Java Microservices, one year on


Moderator Ken Finnigan is joined by special guests for this panel session delving into Eclipse MicroProfile.

Eclipse MicroProfile is bridging the gap between Enterprise Java and Microservices, fostered through open collaboration of the Enterprise Java community. Though still being in its infancy, great strides have been taken already with many more to follow.

The panel will briefly cover what has been achieved in the first year since inception, and also cover upcoming releases and proposals being worked on in the community. Most of the BOF will be our panel answering questions from you, the community, about where Eclipse MicroProfile is heading and general discussion of ideas that the community considers important for Eclipse MicroProfile.

Speaker Q&A

Who should attend your session?

Anyone that wants to learn more about what Eclipse MicroProfile is and how it relates to Java EE. Also anyone that has been following Eclipse MicroProfile and wants to learn about future releases and what's planned for them.

What are the 'next steps' for an attendee to take after attending your session?

Join the Google Group (!forum/microprofile) and begin following the discussions and contributing through thoughts and ideas initially, then move onto assisting with code/doc contributions to the project.

Who is your favourite British fictional character?

Doctor Who

What excites you about MicroProfile?

The chance to coordinate ideas between multiple vendors for how Java EE and Microservices can work together, with a shorter release cycle.

Where would you like MicroProfile to be in 5 years?

I would love for it to be the leading community for Java EE and Microservice development, bringing innovative ideas to developing microservices and solving the problems for developers to make their lives easier.