Welcome to the online home of David Dawson

I am a freelance systems architect and software engineer specialising in Microservices, high performance systems and IoT.

I founded the London Microservices User Group (2.5k members)

I created the Muon open source Microservice platform

I am available to hire

Recent Articles and Talks

January 05, 2018

Entity Oriented Microservices

The rise and hopefully fall of system Entities as a modelling approach for Microservices

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September 06, 2017

Groovy Gorm Shell Script

Groovy, for shell scripting, with a database! Gorm is the grails persistence tech, in this post you can see how to use it standalone in a shell script to do things.

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September 06, 2017

Diabetes at 35, 1 year in.

I got diabetes in 2015 at the age of 35. This is my write up, personal catharsis and general dialogue on what it felt like, what I eat now, and a bit of Stoicism mixed in

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August 13, 2017

Building Reactive Microservices using Muon and scaling them using Kafka, Cassandra and friends

Learn how Muon helps you to build highly portable polyglot Reactive Microservices. The Muon model lets you implement your systems quickly from widely available and easy to use technologies, then scale it naturally by bringing in systems like Kafka, Cassandra and Hazelcast. This can be done wtihout changing your application code.

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