Join us for an insightful fireside chat featuring two distinguished experts, Mark Heckler, a renowned Java community veteran and Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, and Asir Selvasingh, Principal PM Architect at Microsoft, in conversation with Jesse Davis, Chief Technologist at DZone. This event, centered around Java web app migration and modernization on Azure, is specially designed for technical leaders, Java architects, and practitioners, with a focus on effective Java migration, development, and deployment strategies.

The chat will cover practical tips and techniques, focusing on Java application discovery, assessment and building a complete end-to-end developer experience. Mark and Asir bring a wealth of knowledge in the Java ecosystem, offering attendees valuable insights into the nuances of migrating, modernizing and scaling Java web applications in the cloud.

  • Best practices for smooth Java web app migration to Azure, focusing on reducing downtime and optimizing performance.
  • Techniques to rearchitecting legacy Java web apps with aimed at improving scalability and agility.
  • Insights into Azure's and GitHub latest tools and techniques to enhance developer efficiency and boost productivity

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About the Speakers

1704779824-4a31046d64ef9da9 Mark Heckler
Principal Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft

Mark Heckler, MBA is a software developer & Principal Cloud Developer Advocate for Java/JVM Languages at Microsoft, conference speaker, Java Champion, and Kotlin Developer Expert focused on developing innovative production-ready software at velocity for cloud and edge computing platforms. He has worked with key players in numerous industries and public sector organizations 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/X @mkheck.

1704779721-1ed912c4a3075b3a Asir Selvasingh
Principal Architect - Java on Azure, Microsoft

Asir Selvasingh is a Principal Architect for Java on Microsoft Azure, on-point for everything developers and customers need to build, migrate, and scale Java applications on Azure. Asir started his software engineering career in the early days of Java - in 1995 with JDK 1, and built enterprise products, applications, and open-source projects for many years. He joined Microsoft in 2005. He has been leading the Java on Azure effort at Microsoft since its inception in 2009. He is an author of two books – “Code, deploy and scale Java your way” and “How to Choose the Right Azure Services for Your Applications – It’s Not A or B” He loves to hear from customers and developers and can be reached on LinkedIn and Twitter.

1704402931-e3c211b64852ba17 Jesse Davis
Moderator, CTO, DZone

As the Chief Technologist @ DZone, Jesse is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of products and helping customers build the world’s largest, most engaging developer communities for companies like Disney, Amazon, SAP, Pixar, and Unity. Jesse has been building enterprise software and engineering teams for 25 years and is a respected executive, author, speaker, and coach.

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