The Microprofile community develops API’s and specifications that help to build cloud native applications. In this session we take the perspective of a developer engaged with building application for a larger, service oriented architecture running in the cloud. We explore common questions that will come up and examine related concepts in such a problem domain. The Microprofile API’s that will be part of the next 1.2 release will be used to illustrate how these challenges can be overcome and what the impact on application development will be. Examples from the area of security, configuration, resilience and monitoring are used to give this session a practical stance.