Mr. West provides a detailed view of cloud computing and how it can be harnessed for the benefit of the enterprise. Issues covered include: agile economies, mobile knowledge workers, global organizations, virtual integration, mobile devices, speed of response, economics of cloud computing, cloud technology considerations, and the evolving cloudscape.
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.
This QCon London presentation has two distinct parts: the first covering the process of moving an application to the cloud and the second the "philosophical" reasons for adopting a cloud computing solution for your enterprise. The first part is essentially an experience report and is focused on the AWS platform.
Facebook offers an open standards platform for creating social network applications. Josh Elman discusses the concept of social networking and how the Facebook platform addresses issues of identity, of social graphing, and sharing (via its Open Stream API). His presentation explored the nature of a social graph and the "virtuous cylcle of sharing."
This session takes a comprehensive look the "Web as Platform," implications for software architecture and innovations and ideas that are just now being fully appreciated. Changing concepts of system design and the discipline and practice of software architecture, that architects and technical leads must know today are addressed in this far ranging discussion.
In this presentation recorded at QCon SF 2008, Jeff Brown presents Gallio, a test automation platform, and MbUnit, a test automation framework for .NET. He shows how a test framework works on Gallio and talks about the difficulties faced when building such a platform.
Dave Carroll presents Force.com as a platform for creating enterprise applications in the Cloud using Web service APIs, server side logic, service oriented application support and application lifecycle management service: delivering your application offline or to a mobile device. Dave covers issues, like scalability, huge data sets, security and developer success.
In this QCon presentation, Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels explains how Amazon has become a platform provider, and how an increasing number of diverse businesses are built on the Amazon.com platform. Although Amazon.com's scale makes them seem an extreme case, lessons have been learnt that will be of use to every enterprise looking to provide services to or to consume services of business partners.