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.
Justin Beckwith introduces several ways to deploy ASP.NET, Node, and PHP applications to Windows Azure, including git deployment, TFS deployment, continuous integration and custom scripts.
Allen Rohner shares the difficulties encountered and the lessons learned building a PaaS in Clojure.
Gareth Rushgrove emphasized the importance of cloud portability in a world of Infrastructure and Platform as a Service, offering examples taken from the development of GOV.UK.
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.
Chris Haddad discusses cloud computing, PaaS, multi-tenancy, cloud ecosystems, cloud aware APIs from the perspective and the benefits it can provide to the business.
Axel Angeli discusses features of “smart” clouds": loosely connected computers, new forms of artificial intelligence, self-organized collaboration , green.
Yaniv Rodenski introduces Hadoop, then running Hadoop on Azure and the available tools and frameworks.
Lars Malmqvist, Craig Kersteins, Gareth Rushgrove, Bruce Durling and Paul Fremantle discuss how the boundaries between software development and infrastructure operations are blurred in PaaS.
Ari Zilka informs on the cloud tools and process changes needed to take place for the financial and banking institutions to become interested in the technologies cloud computing has to offer.
Paul Fremantle introduces Stratos/Stratos Live, explaining some of the design decision made for it, the tenancy model used, and some of its capabilities.