Category Archives: Cloud

Atlanta Presentation: Practicing Continuous Delivery

Tomorrow I’ll be presenting Practicing Continuous Delivery on the Cloud at the Atlanta No Fluff Just Stuff conference. Here is the session description: This session will teach you best practices and patterns for doing Continuous Delivery / Continuous Deployment in Cloud environments. You will learn how to handle schema migrations, maintain dev/prod parity, manage configuration [...]

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Video: Running Java Web Apps on the Cloud

Here is a quick screencast that shows how to instantly deploy Java web applications on the cloud with Heroku. If you want more than a quick introduction check out a recording of my presentation at JavaZone. And visit heroku.com/java for more details on how to get started running Java apps on Heroku.

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Dreamforce 2011

I’m very excited to be presenting at Dreamforce (salesforce.com’s anual conference) this year! On Thursday, September 1, from 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm I will be presenting: Developing Java Cloud Apps The cloud makes it easy to deploy highly scalable apps in an instant. This session will walk you through the steps to build your [...]

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Architectural Evolution: From Middleware to The Cloud

You’ve heard it said that “all things old are new again.” That statement can certainly be applied to the current Cloud hype. But each time the old becomes new it gets a bit better because of what was learned the last time around. If we look back ten years at enterprise application development in Java [...]

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Getting Started with Node.js on The Cloud

In my new job at salesforce.com I’m incredibly exited about getting into Heroku, a Platform as a Service provider / Cloud Application Platform. In a future blog post I’ll provide more details on what Heroku is and how it works. But if you are like me the first thing you want to do when learning [...]

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New Adventures on The Cloud

When I started doing professional software development almost 15 years ago I was focused on the server-side. I started with Perl / CGI web apps – some of which are still in production today. Then I dove into Java web development with Java Web Server 1.0, Struts, JBoss, Tomcat and many other game changing technologies. [...]

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Dreamforce 2010 and Cloudstock

I’ll be speaking at Dreamforce again this year! I have two sessions that are going to be super fun! First is a panel called “Cloud Mobility: Taking Critical Business Functions With You, Whenever, Wherever” on Wednesday at 3:15 PM. Then on Thursday at 11am I’ll be co-presenting a session on “Building Rich User Interfaces with [...]

Also posted in Flex, Salesforce.com | 6 Responses

Webinar Tomorrow: Building Client/Cloud Apps with Flex and Force.com

I will co-presenting a free webinar tomorrow (September 28th, 2010) on building Client/Cloud Apps with Flex and Force.com. There are two times you can choose from: September 28, 2010 | 6:00 a.m. PDT | 2:00 p.m. GMT | 6:30 p.m. IST September 28, 2010 | 10:00 a.m. PDT This session will walk through how you [...]

Also posted in Flex, Salesforce.com | 4 Responses

Bay Area Event: Building RIAs using Flash Builder for Force.com

Salesforce.com is putting on a great event on August 25 in San Mateo, California where you can learn about how to build RIAs on the Cloud with Flash Builder for Force.com. This will be a great opportunity to meet the team that built the tool and learn how to use it! If you can’t make [...]

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