João Antunes

Information & Communications Technology

.NET Architecture Programming microservices Backend distributed systems Web Applications object oriented programming

Lisbon, Portugal

João Antunes

Code, headbang, grouch, repeat!

Hey folks! My name is João Antunes and I work as a software engineer, mostly with .NET technologies, but I like to play around with other tech as well.

My main interests are software architecture, design and development, with more focus on the backend but with a view of the whole stack.

I love to explore new technologies, dig up some fringe topics and dive into over-engineering sessions, but always trying not to forget the basics and how they're essential to everything else.

Current sessions

OOPs, I did it again

Object oriented is one of the most broadly used programming paradigms. Problem is, most of the times, even if we use a primarily OO programming language, we're not really taking advantage of it or other useful paradigms and language features, ending up in a mostly procedural scenario.

In this session, I’d like to share some ideas to improve our code, making it easier to understand and maintain, taking better advantage of our languages’ capabilities, mixing paradigms as appropriate.

None of these ideas are new, but it seems we keep forgetting them and get back to the same old mess.

Presentation consisting on some slides and a lot of sample code.
Samples in C# but contents should be applicable across language/tech stack.
Ideal session duration 45-60m, but may be adapted to fit a smaller slot.


Don't be event-driven into a pitfall

With microservices being all the rage these days, event-driven systems are being discussed and used more and more.

While the reinvigorated interest in these concepts and technologies is great, just using the simplest available library to push events through your chosen messaging infrastructure won’t cut it!

In this session, we’ll discuss why there’s more to it than calling a couple of methods, common pitfalls that can get your system into an inconsistent state, as well as some patterns to address them.

Presentation consisting on some slides and a some sample code.
Samples in C# but contents should be applicable across language/tech stack.
Ideal session duration 45-60m, but may be adapted to fit a smaller slot.


Past and future events

Virtual NetCoreConf 2021

26 Feb - 27 Feb 2021

JetBrains Webinar

Session titled: "OOPs, I did it again"
11 Feb 2021

Tech Mate Meetup

Session titled "Back to basics: the mess we're making out of OOP"
7 Nov 2019
Lisbon, Portugal