Service Mesh for Java Developers

A presentation at Nashville JUG in in Nashville, TN, USA by Viktor Gamov

Service Mesh isn’t just a buzzword; it’s redefining how applications connect in the modern world. Dive deep into the transformative potential it brings by bolstering your application traffic’s security, reliability, and observability.

What about the nitty-gritty details? Service Mesh seamlessly abstracts the complex network underpinnings, enriching your deployment with discovery, routing, and much more.

But, if you’re a Java/JVM developer, you might question: “Isn’t this already addressed by our existing frameworks?”

Join Viktor Gamov, a principal developer advocate with Kong, in this enlightening session, where he demystifies Service Mesh for the Java ecosystem. He will walk you through:

  • A beginner-friendly guide to setting up in Kubernetes.

  • Deploying demo Java applications (featuring Spring Boot, Micronaut, or Ktor).

  • Enabling declarative traffic policies.

  • Delving into the realm of observability.

And the best part? Achieve all this without entangling your setup with multiple frameworks or layers of custom code.



The following code examples from the presentation can be tried out live.


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