Developer at a Crossroads - Choosing a suitable programming language for Microservices

How to choose a suitable programming language for developing Microservices?

We start our discussion with the most important characteristics of Microservices.

The following aspects of programming languages are discussed, keeping Microservices in mind:

  • Functional Composition, we will look at some features that are missing in the most popular languages - C, C++ & Java for composing functionally, and some alternatives
  • Managing Concurrency, we will look at how some programming languages are simply concurrent, thus avoiding the need of managing mutability, as we often do in C, C++ & Java
  • Frameworks & Tools
  • Popularity, there are the popular ones and the esoteric, but what is interesting are the ones in betweeen

We conclude by comparing some popular programming languages using these and drawing some inferences.

We will compare the three most popular languages - C, C++, Java with some multi-paradigm languages like javascript & python and with some functional languages like Scala & Erlang.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

We start our discussion with the most important characteristics of Microservices. (5 mins)

The following aspects of programming languages are discussed, keeping Microservices in mind: (10 mins)

  • Functional Composition
  • Managing Concurrency
  • Frameworks & Tools
  • Popularity

We conclude by comparing some popular programming languages using these and drawing some inferences (5 mins)

Learning Outcome

Some pointers to choose the programming language for developing your microservices; a choice that will pay off big time in the longer term!

Target Audience

Developers, Tech Leads, Architects, DevOps, Testers & leads

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