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Thursday, May 23 • 11:05 - 11:40
You Might Just be a Functional Programmer Now - Cornelia Davis, Pivotal

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The declarative programming model of Kubernetes is markedly different from what most developers are used to. That the API is a set of resources rather than a list of methods on objects is a bit mind bending. But this programming model is not entirely new – rather, it smacks quite heavily of functional programming.

Functional programming had mostly been relegated to academic endeavors until recently. What’s changed that is that our apps are now distributed systems and are simply too complex for us to reason about without help. Kubernetes helps.

In order to effectively use Kubernetes to deploy and manage your workloads you need to understand some of the principles of functional programming and how they surface in K8s. In this session I will cover these underlying principles of the K8s programming model so that you can up the robustness and manageability of your application deployments.

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Cornelia Davis

Vice President, Technology, Pivotal
Cornelia works on the tech strategy for both Pivotal and with Pivotal customers. With a broad view across the various cloud-computing models of IaaS, App as a Service, Container as a Service and Function as a Service, her current focus is on how the use of container platforms such... Read More →


Thursday May 23, 2019 11:05 - 11:40
Hall 8.0 A1