One of the new things that we’re doing at Gluecon this year is folding in some longer workshop sessions in the body of the agenda. The reason is pretty simple: everyone keeps wanting more and more technical content — and we’re going to answer that call. So, this year, some workshops — roughly four hours in length, with seriously deep dives into a specific content area.
Chris Richardson, the creator of Cloud Foundry, has graciously offered to come and give a workshop in that area. This is the workshop description:
Developing polyglot applications on Cloud Foundry
Modern server-side applications are developed using a mixture of languages and technologies. Developers pick the best technology for each application component thereby avoiding the Golden Hammer syndrome. For example, an application might use NodeJS and Rails for the front-end servers; Scala for the backend servers; MySQL and MongoDB for persistence; and RabbitMQ for messaging. 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 workshop, you will learn how Cloud Foundry, which is modern, multi-lingual, multi-service, extensible open-source PaaS, can simplify the development and deployment of polyglot applications. 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.