Monday, September 1, 2014

The 1 Talk You Need To See at Devoxx BE 2014

This years Devoxx BE 2014 will be on November 10th - 14th in Antwerp, Belgium. It is the biggest Java event in Europe and I have been attending, speaking, and helping out for the last six years.

Last year I had a session on OpenShift, but it was too short to get really down and dirty with hands on coding. This year I want to make a different approach and am only submitting hands on labs that give you three hours of fun with the topics covered.

With that in mind I submitted two hands on talks in the labs category, of which one got accepted as a University talk. This will be a three hour lecture style session where I will take you through the hands on material and you can follow along as you see fit.

The session will be scheduled for Monday or Tuesday of the Devoxx week, so watch the schedule for exact times and location or refer back to this article which I will update when more is known.

Mastering xPaaS - get down and dirty in the OpenShift Cloud 

Ever wondered about all the new Cloud offerings out there? What is a PaaS? What is this thing Garner keeps calling xPaaS? How can I as a beginner get started in a few hours?  

Whether your business is running on applications based on Java EE6, PHP or Ruby, the cloud is turning out to be the perfect environment for developing your business. There are plenty of clouds and platform-as-a-services to choose from, but where to start? 

Join us for three action-packed hours of power where we'll show you how to deploy your existing application written in the language of your choice - Java, Ruby, PHP, Perl or Python, with the project of your choice - jBPM, Ceylon, Switchyard, Drools Planner, Aerogear, GateIn, Drools (Rules / BPM) and more deployed into the OpenShift PaaS in just minutes. All this and without having to rewrite your app to get it to work the way the cloud provider thinks your app should work. 

If you want to learn about xPaaS and see how investing just a few hours of your time can change everything you thought you knew about putting your business applications in the cloud, this session is for you!