Cloud native programming inherently involves working with remote endpoints: microservices, serverless, APIs, WebSockets, SaaS apps and more. Ballerina is a new programming language that is designed to bring code-first agility to the challenge of integrating across endpoints. Ballerina has first-class support for distributed transactions, circuit-breakers, stream processing, data-access, JSON, XML, gRPC and many other integration challenges. It deploys directly onto Docker and Kubernetes. It integrates with common IDEs including IntelliJ and Visual Studio Code.
In this talk Paul will explore Ballerina features and development - most of the talk will be a live demo together with some discussion of the motivation for creating a new programming language and the design inspirations. You can find out more on at https://ballerina.io
Paul Fremantle is the CTO and co-founder of WSO2. Paul has a long history of working in open source and middleware and has been a member of Apache for over 10 years.
Most recently Paul completed a PhD looking at how personal middleware can improve IoT security and privacy.
Paul is a visiting lecturer at the University of Oxford. He has published a number of peer reviewed articles, co-authored three books, and has two patents.