In this session, Steve is a PaaS Dust Spreader (aka developer evangelist) with OpenShift gives an introduction to building apps on a Platform as a Service, using OpenShift as an example. We’ll begin with an introduction to PaaS and spatially-aware apps, and then get your JEE6 on JBoss EAP code up and running on OpenShift.
We’ll explore how easy it is to bring in dependencies and deploy your code, how to connect your code to a MongoDB back-end data store and merge in some of the (Github quickstarts) we have assembled - including (JEE6 with Mongo Spatial)
There are two goals of this session:
1) To leave knowing why you should start using a PaaS for your development work
2) Leave with first hand knowledge on how to run your Java code in the cloud for free!
This is just one of eight workshops on offer, attend 2 half day workshop for a single price of $299 for the whole day!
Visit http://jaxconf.com/workshops for more information! Hurry spaces are going fast!
So, the big news for the past month has been that JAXConf, June 4-5 in Santa Clara will be FREE TO ATTEND for all! With over 40 sessions, keynotes and community event it is guaranteed to be a truly unique experience combining Pro style sessions with a community vibe.
However, for anyone wanting an extra deep dive into a specific topic, a hand-on workshop day will run at JAX Santa Clara HQ on June 3, the day before the conference. You can choose to attend 2 half-day workshops from the many of offer, charged at only $299 for both:
JAX - Can you sum up your JAXConf session in 140 characters?
KT - Configure ZooKeeper correctly and it’ll be as impenetrable as a distributed system allows.
JAX - Why is the theme of your session important to developers right now?
KT - ZooKeeper is the unsung hero. Although a critical component, ZooKeeper is often noticed only after it’s missing. In this presentation, we’ll talk about how to efficiently resolve some of the common issues that can cause ZooKeeper’s unavailability. An impenetrable ZooKeeper makes for a healthy cluster.
JAX - Why did you start coding?
KT - When I was growing up I wanted to be just like my older brother, an attorney. That was until my sophomore year of high school when on a whim, I attended an engineering camp hosted by Santa Clara University.I found myself happily holed up in the computer lab coding functional programming exercises in LISP. (Tiger got to hunt. Bird got to fly.
Lisper got to sit and wonder, (Y (Y Y))? – with apologies to Kurt Vonnegut and hat tip to Darius Bacon.) http://blog.cloudera.com/blog/2013/02/meet-the-engineer-kathleen-ting/
JAX - What in the development world (project or otherwise) is really interesting you at the moment?
KT - In a former life, I wrote software for storage on the mainframe, and in those days, you needed really deep pockets for pricey software and a lot of expensive big iron to get much value from your data. But now, with Apache Hadoop serving as the “Great Equalizer” for storing and processing Big Data, many, many more companies have the ability to do the same thing a lot more economically using open-source software and industry-standard hardware. I think the time is now for Big Data – there are more and more use cases every day, and for that reason, everyone wants a piece of the action. It’s an exciting time to be involved!
JAX - Who are your tech heroes?
KT - @cutting, @BigDataBorat, @DEVOPS_BORAT, @aprabhakar, @aaron_kimball, @gstein, @noirinp, @saintstack, @awadallah, @QwertyManiac, @jmhsieh, @tlipcon, @atm, @esammer, @elicollins, @mikeolson, @cbisciglia, @hackingdata, @otrajman, @esteban
JAX - What does the future hold for Java and/or the JVM?
KT - Big data platforms are written in Java. Big data is going places. Java’s along for the ride.
JAX - What’s the soundtrack to your work?
KT - Come Sail Away by the Styx
JAX - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses? Explain your reasoning.
KT - One horse-sized duck. Never underestimate distributed power - computing or otherwise.
Stephen is a Principal Analyst and co-founder of RedMonk, the open source industry analyst firm. He focuses on infrastructure software such as programming languages, operating systems and databases, as well as covering horizontal industry trends such as open source and cloud computing. Before setting up RedMonk, Stephen worked as an analyst at Illuminata by drawing on his real world expertise in architecting and developing applications for leading systems integrators. Prior to joining Illuminata, Stephen served in various senior capacities with large systems integration firms like Keane and boutique consultancies like Blue Hammock. Regularly cited in publications such as the New York Times, BusinessWeek, the Boston Globe, and the Wall Street Journal, and a popular speaker and moderator on the conference circuit, Stephen’s advice and opinion is well respected throughout the industry.
At this years free JAXConf he will talk about the recent events and the future events of Java and it’s ecosystem. Here’s a small taster:
The Java ecosystem, long a bastion of stability in an otherwise volatile industry, is often overlooked of late, overshadowed by newer, more hyped alternatives. In many respects, the unrest couldn’t have come at a worse time, as developer attention and focus is fragmenting under a constant stream of platform, language and framework fragmentation. What does this mean for Java advocates? We’ll explore and unpack the recent events, and evaluate likely scenarios moving forward with an eye towards the implications for Java, including the future of Java the language and Java the platform. This will include relevant metrics vis-a-vis developer attention and strategy, as well as an examination of projects important to the ecosystem.