Andy Piper discusses the current state of PaaS, and why its success lie in enabling developer productivity, openness and choice, considering Open Source in general, and Cloud Foundry in particular.
Andrew Crump and Chris Hedley discuss extending Cloud Foundry with your own services, including customization at deployment time, and common concerns such as security and user quotas.
Phil Webb offers tips and code samples on how to refactor existing code for the cloud, alternatives to the file system, compiling without the JDK, dealing with gateway timeouts and how to run Tomcat 7
Ramnivas Laddad sketches the architecture of Cloud Foundry, explaining how they manage to do hot swaps without application downtime, including lessons applicable in general distributed environments.
Josh Long and Eric Bottard cover the basics of Cloud Foundry PaaS, how to use it, how to install and use Micro Cloud Foundry, including hands on installation troubleshooting.
Jeremy Voorhis introduces PaaS and CloudFoundry, then explains how AppFog built their own PaaS on top of CloudFoundry.
Derek Collison discusses the goals, the design premises and patterns employed in creating the architecture of Cloud Foundry, VMware’s open source PaaS, unveiling internal architectural details.
Eberhard Wolff introduces Cloud Computing, IaaS/PaaS, comparing the Java support provided by Google GAE, Amazon Beanstalk, VMware Cloud Foundry, and Cloud Bees.
Dave McCrory explains how Cloud Foundry works, demoing setting up and running an application on it and Micro Cloud Foundry, and using the services available in VMware’s cloud.
Derek Collison presents Cloud Foundry’s architecture with details on the Cloud Controller, the Service Provisioning Agent, the Droplet Execution Agent, and the Messaging System.
Ramnivas Laddad, Scott Andrews and Jennifer Hickey talk about using services with Cloud Foundry: Auto-reconfiguration, Cloud Namespace, Profile Support, Java Configuration and External Service Access.
Andy Clement and Martin Lippert discuss the latest developments in Spring Tool Suite related to Java 7, Spring 3.1, Groovy, Grails, Gradle, and Cloud Foundry.