Hopefully, far has gone the time when systems were built like monolith and integrated with point-to-point connection… right? More likely, though, still many software applications are developed with a convoluted design that, eventually, will hit the wall of maintainability and scalability. In this context, how can a microservice-based architecture help organisations focus on building features that add business value to their applications, without the overhead of designing and writing additional code to deal with issues of reliability, scalability, or latency in the underlying infrastructure?
This session explores the agility of architecting fine-grained microservice applications that benefit of continuous integration and development practices, and accelerated delivery of new functions into production, with the help of Azure Service Fabric. It also presents the Publish-Subscribe design pattern of an enterprise-level service bus built on Azure Service Bus, which guarantees message queueing and delivery, on-premises and in the Cloud.
Targeted at software architects and developers, during this session, a significant emphasis is posed on demoing the ESB capability available in Azure, how to avoid spaghetti-like intricate architecture designs, and how to design for microservices and API-based applications.
Whether you believe it’s the future or not, artificial intelligence is a hot topic today. Microsoft announced its long-term vision on AI, and Cognitive Services and the Bot Framework are part of this strategy.
In this session, I’ll build a pizza ordering bot with the Microsoft Bot Framework in 30 minutes, live on stage. No pressure, challenge accepted! We’ll see what makes a conversational bot a “great bot”, how to connect to channels for an improved conversation experience, meet existing bots and enable them to interpret and interact in a human way. And we’ll enhance the user experience with actions like greeting customers after they start chatting, or providing a personalised menu. Our aim is to get the bot deliver our favourite pizza by thinking that we are interacting with an actual human being. Pizza not included, sorry!