All Things Open Conference 2019

All Things Open, October 13-15, 2019, Raleigh, NC

  October 13–15, 2019

  Raleigh, North Carolina

All Things Open is a polyglot technology conference focusing on the tools, processes, and people making open source possible. The conference's target audience includes designers, developers, decision makers, entrepreneurs, and technologists of all types and skill levels.

Featured Presentations

Presented by Jeff Scott Brown

Launching the Micro Future: Grails and Micronaut

Micronaut is a new JVM-based, full-stack framework for building modular, easily testable microservice applications. Reflection-based IoC frameworks load and cache reflection data for every single field, method, and constructor in your code, whereas with Micronaut, your application startup time and memory consumption are not bound to the size of your codebase.

The Micronaut framework shares many core values with Grails, including the enablement of code simplicity and developer productivity. Micronaut offers many additional features for a new class of applications (e.g., microservices, serverless deployments, etc.) that may not be well- suited for Grails.

Compelling aspects of the Micronaut framework include:

  • Sub-second startup time
  • Tiny processes that may run in as little as 8mb of heap
  • No runtime reflection
  • Dependency injection
  • Load balancing
  • And more!

In this talk, Micronaut co-founder, Jeff Scott Brown, demonstrates how the future of Grails, GORM, and Micronaut are linked, as well as how the OCI 2GM (Groovy, Grails, and Micronaut) team is taking microservice development to the next level!

Groovy for Java Developers

Apache Groovy is a powerful, agile, and dynamic language for the Java platform that features a Java-like syntax, along with many features inspired by languages such as Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk. Groovy has been embraced by popular frameworks, including Grails, Micronaut, Spring Boot, and many others.

In this session, you'll get a demonstration of the powerful language features that make Groovy compelling and see first-hand how you can leverage that power in your enterprise applications. Through a variety of interactive examples, you'll learn the fundamentals you need to quickly get started with Groovy. Topics include: Everything Is An Object; Groovy Beans; Groovy Strings; Closures; Collections; Groovy Builders; Java Integration; Build Tools; and Frameworks.