Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler is a software developer & Principal Cloud Developer Advocate of Java/JVM Languages at Microsoft, conference speaker, Java Champion, & Kotlin Developer Expert focused on developing production-ready software at velocity. He has worked with key players in numerous industries to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author of Spring Boot: Up and Running ( and can be found on Twitter @mkheck.

Montreal 2023 sessions

Challenging Conventional Wisdom: "Best practices", really?

English session - Beginner

We often accept a "best practice" simply because it sounds reasonable. In this session, the presenter examines "best practices" that may include:

* Code comments
* Test coverage
* Monoliths/distributed systems
* Issue tracking
* Native code, VM/GC
* "Move fast & break things"
* Cattle, pets
* Cloud-based IDEs
* Self hosting, public cloud

Challenge everything! (Except for that last statement, perhaps)

Let's get Functional: The fast path to smart serverless

English session - Beginner

In this session, the presenter examines what makes an ideal function. The presenter then leads attendees on a Live Coding Adventure(TM) demonstrating how to create candidate functions using Spring Cloud Function and deploy these open source functions via Azure Functions, integrating everything in the cloud to reveal some potentially very welcome discoveries. Come to this session to learn how to incorporate functions into your critical systems.

Montreal 2022 sessions

Montreal 2020 sessions

Montreal 2018 sessions

Montreal 2017 sessions

Vancouver 2016 sessions

Montreal 2016 sessions