WebSphere

User Group UK

Title:
Developing Cloud Applications using IBM Bluemix
Stream:
Cloud (3)
Speakers:
Brian De Pradine
Abstract:
Why do the most difficult tasks in software development often come after you finished writing the application code?

Installing and configuring servers, runtimes, databases.
Setting up security, backup, networking.
Monitoring operations, performance and runtime issues.
The list of tasks needed to deploy finished applications is endless…
Why do developers have to care about infrastructure issues?

Platform–as–a–Service cloud solutions are revolutionising application development. Developers can focus solely on writing application code and leave everything else to the platform. No more installing, configuring and monitoring infrastructure. Used to waiting six weeks for the IT department to provision you a basic virtual machine? You can now provision a new runtime with dozens of integrated Software-as-a-Service offerings in seconds.

In this talk I will introduce IBM's new cloud platform, Bluemix, which is now publicly available. We'll see how easy it is to provision brand-new application runtimes, integrate popular open source technologies, automate elastic scaling in response to user demand and much more. All this functionality operates on a "pay as you go" pricing model, allowing developers to only pay for exactly the resource they need and nothing more. IBM's cloud platform is based upon popular open source technology (Cloud Foundry), which provides a stable and mature platform without locking the user into a proprietary vendor solution.
Bio:

Brian De Pradine:

Brian DePradine is one of the lead developers of the Liberty buildpack based in Hursley, England. He has worked at IBM for over 15 years. During that time, he has worked in a number of different areas including WebSphere Application Server development. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics from Columbia University, and a Master of Science in Software Engineering from Oxford University.

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