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Dave Syer, Principal Consultant and Engineering Lead at VMWare on the Cloud Foundry project

Dave Syer

Biography: Dave Syer

Dr David Syer works for VMware in London providing Identity Management solutions for the Cloudfoundry platform. He is also an active Spring committer in many areas (Spring, Spring Security, Spring AMQP, Spring Integration) and is the technical lead on Spring Batch, the batch processing framework and toolkit from SpringSource. He is an experienced, delivery-focused architect and development manager, and has designed and built successful enterprise software solutions using Spring, implementing them in major financial institutions worldwide. David is known for his clear and informative training style and has deep knowledge and experience with all aspects of real-life usage of Java and the Spring framework. He enjoys creating business value from the application of simple principles to enterprise architecture.

Training: Code to Cloud: The Cloud Foundry in-depth, hands-on tutorial from the experts

Track: Tutorial / Time: Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00 / Location: Rutherford Room

CloudFoundry is the open source Platform as a Service (PAAS) project initiated by VMware. Among the most exciting aspects of CloudFoundry is its openness and developer-friendliness: CloudFoundry supports applications written in a range of popular languages and frameworks to de deployed with virtually no restrictions and in a variety of environments: public or private clouds, potentially reusing exiting hardware.

This tutorial aims to introduce CloudFoundry in a very practical way. It is broken down as follows:

    •    Introduction to CloudFoundry
    •    Tooling: VMC and STS
    •    Working with Micro CloudFoundry to build Private Clouds
    •    The CloudFoundry Development lifecycle
    •    Writing CloudFoundry enabled apps with Spring, Lift, and Node.js
    •    Creating and managing services: MySql, MongoDB, Redis, etc..
    •    Scaling, Autoscaling and Clustering your Cloud
    •    Management and Monitoring of Cloud Foundry and Hosted Applications

This tutorial is perfect for people who want to get their hands dirty building their own Private Clouds and how to build and scale a Production-Strength Cloud Foundry environment. Full of war stories from the trenches, and given by contributors to the Cloud Foundry project, this tutorial is a no-holds-barred, in-depth take on Cloud Foundry and how to make the most of it for your own applications.
Atteedees must bring their own laptop with the following software installed: 
  1. Ruby 1.9.2
  2. The latest version of RubyGems
  3. VMware Workstation, Player or Fusion to be able to run Micro Cloud Foundry (only one of those 3 is needed)
  4. Optionally, STS (SpringSource Tool Suite) should be installed as well