Chris Richardson is a developer and architect with over 20 years of experience. He is a Java Champion and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with POJOs and frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris is the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com and now spends his time investigating better ways to develop applications and evangelizing Cloud Foundry. He has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and three children.
Thursday 18.00 - 18.50 in: Gangnam Style
Developing web applications used to be simple. Your single war-file web application served up HTML to a desktop browser and used a relational database. Today however, web applications are much more complex: the front-end uses HTML5 and NodeJS, the middle tier is decomposed into multiple services, and the back-end uses a mix of SQL and NoSQL databases. Developing these kind of applications can be challenging since there are so many moving parts that need to be correctly installed and configured. Deployment is even more difficult.
In this talk, you will learn why we need to build applications with this architectural style and how Cloud Foundry, which is modern, multi-lingual, multi-service, extensible open-source PaaS, can help. We will talk about how to develop modern applications that run on Cloud Foundry and cover what’s new and different about the cloud environment. You will learn how your application can consume the various services that are provided by Cloud Foundry. We will discuss the various ways of using Cloud Foundry including the Micro Cloud that runs on a laptop as well as the hosted CloudFoundry.com.