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Cool Hacks Spotlight: Gloo Function Gateway

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Cool Hacks Spotlight: Gloo Function Gateway

Serverless, Docker, GraphQL, microservices, Gateway: many words that the Gloo function Gateway links together to design what may be the future of Gateways.

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To close the DockerCon Cool Hacks Keynote, Idit Levine from Solo.io presented Gloo, a high-performance, plugin-extendable, platform-agnostic function Gateway built on top of Envoy.

Idit showed a demo that involved modernizing a traditional application — the classic Spring Pet Clinic sample app — by containerizing it and deploying it to Docker Enterprise Edition. She added functionality to the app by adding a microservice written in Go through a Gloo route. Then she added more functionality by adding a Gloo route to an AWS Lambda function, creating a true hybrid cloud application combining legacy, microservices, and serverless components.

She then provided a demo of Squash, that works with Gloo to live debug two microservices forming an application running in Kubernetes on Docker Enterprise Edition: one in Java from IntelliJ and one in Go from Visual Studio Code.

She finished her presentation by announcing and open-sourcing Qloo, a GraphQL Server built on top of Gloo and the Envoy Proxy. This allows you to add GraphQL support without any coding to your existing application, and combining functions together in a workflow described as a graph.

See all these excellent demos in the video below, and view the presentation on SlideShare.


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