Now that the SOALatam Conference 2015 in Lima is over and work slows down a bit because Christmas is approaching it’s time for a summary. To conclude it was one of the best conferences I attended in 2015. You may ask why I favour SOALatam over the others and there are several reasons:
- It’s vendor independent.
- It’s cross technology.
- Although it is cross technology, it is focusing on new developments, such as Docker, microservices and API Management.
- It’s small but high quality. Good to fit into one single day!
- There are brilliant people speaking from major companies such as Thoughtworks, S&P Solutions but also independently working folks like Thomas Erl and me 🙂
- There is a max of 2 parallel tracks (and one is more business oriented), so you never miss out a lot.
I personally enjoyed it because I met a new bunch of colleagues. My presentation was about Linux Containers Docker: Thorough and Critical Overview, covering Docker security, Docker Swarm, Docker Compose and Docker Networking including some predictions for the future. Also I discussed some challenges that show up in a Docker environment when running non 12-factor applications such as Oracle WebLogic Server.