Mark Heckler

Principal Cloud Advocate, Java/JVM Languages, C & E

Mark Heckler 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 @mkheck.

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Meet the First Round of Speakers for Microsoft JDConf 2024: Where Java, Cloud, and AI Come Together

We are excited to announce the initial lineup of speakers for Microsoft JDConf 2024, the highly anticipated virtual Java developer conference. This event, scheduled for March 27-28, 2024, will bring together the realms of Java, Cloud, and AI. JDConf is poised to be a center for the latest in technology, offering opportunities for all ...

End to End Java on Azure, Episode 1: Introduction and Context

I’m excited to announce an idea that that came to me late last year and that I’m making official now: over the next several weeks, I’ll be building – and sharing – a distributed system of applications to show off some incredibly cool and useful things developers can do with Spring Boot, Java, and various parts of the Azure ecosystem...

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