Sebastian Stadil advises on selecting the right cloud from EC2, GCE, or OpenStack based on one's needs, outlining the deployment and administrative challenges to be faced with each option.
Micah Martin discusses creating web applications with Clojure and Joodo and Gaeshi deploying them on Google App Engine and Heroku.
Eberhard Wolff introduces Cloud Computing, IaaS/PaaS, comparing the Java support provided by Google GAE, Amazon Beanstalk, VMware Cloud Foundry, and Cloud Bees.
Chris Ramsdale will get you up and running building Spring apps on Google App Engine. He'll go step-by-step building a real Spring app and identify not only the basics of App Engine, but more advanced topics such as integrating with Google's SQL Service and using App Engine's "Always on" feature to ensure high performance.
Peter Ledbrook outlines the differences between several PaaS providers from the perspective of building, deploying and running a Grails application in the cloud, demoing running Grails on Cloud Foundry.
Christian Schalk introduces Google App Engine, focusing on the upcoming GAE for Business. Besides providing background information about Google’s cloud platform, Schalk demoes using it to give others an idea what it is like to work in a GAE environment. He spends time on new features like hosted SQL, SSL, SSO.
Chris Read takes a look at clouds from the operations perspective, presenting various types of clouds and their tradeoffs, their strengths and weaknesses, the problems clouds solve but also the new problems that appear, and the process change the organization needs to go through to make a successful use of the cloud.
Mano Marks introduces the Google App Engine (a toolset used internally to develop Google applications) and shows how to build scalable systems where the developer worries about the code, and Google worries about the servers. The presentation includes an overview of Google App Engine and a quick introduction to the Google Data APIs.