Cloud QCamp: How the Cloud Changes the Way Applications are Developed
Date & Time: June 3, 2009 at 12 PM EDT (duration: 45 mins.)
Phil Wainewright, Procullux Ventures (bio)
Alex Barnett, Group Manager, Developer Relations, intuit (bio)
Cloud platforms - also known as platform-as-a-service - have introduced new development options which short-cut the time-to-delivery for development projects. Delivering on many of the promises of SOA, they make it easier to 'mash up' ready-made services into your applications - and also encourage a more iterative, collaborative development style that makes it much easier to work with business users during the development process -- thus delivering an application that's more closely aligned with business need, and one that's easier to maintain and modify over time. This session explores the new skills developers and IT managers need to learn to succeed with cloud development and examines the pitfalls to avoid when embarking on cloud projects.
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Featured Speaker Bios:
Phil Wainewright - A preeminent authority on emerging trends in business automation, Phil
Wainewright is ebizQ's Community Manager for Leveraging the Connected
Web. This community covers Enterprise 2.0, Mashups, Cloud, SaaS, Web
Content and Social Networking, among other topics.
As Community Manager, Wainewright will blog and podcast to keep the
ebizQ community fully informed on the latest news and breakthroughs
relevant to the Connected Web. Wainewright will also pen feature
articles, attend briefings, select press releases and source content
from other analysts, industry associations and vendors for publication
on ebizQ. Each week, he'll compile the most important news and views
in an e-mail newsletter for ebizQ's ever-growing Connected Web
Wainewright is ideally suited to the job having spent more than a
decade tracking the emergence of the Web as a platform for business
automation. He has built a worldwide reputation as an insightful
commentator and strategist, with a track record of spotting key trends
at an early stage.
Phil Wainewright specializes in on-demand services (SaaS, PaaS and
cloud), Web 2.0/Enterprise 2.0 and services architectures (SOA). He
has closely observed the evolution of SaaS for more than a decade
since founding the ASPnews [provide link] website in 1998. He now
writes the influential ZDNet Software as Services blog and, as CEO of
strategic consulting firm Procullux Ventures, advises ISVs and other
industry participants on SaaS success strategies. He also founded the
Loosely Coupled blog to track enterprise adoption of web services and
is a member of the Enterprise Irregulars network.
Alex Barnett leads the developer relations team at Intuit, responsible for Intuit Developer Network (IDN) and developer engagement and evangelism for Intuit Partner Platform (IPP). Previously Alex was VP, Developer Community at Bungee Labs after spending five years at Microsoft Corp. in various community program management and marketing positions. Before joining Microsoft, Alex was at a director at a leading digital marketing and Web development agency (Bluewave) for seven years. Alex played professional cricket for eight years. He blogs at http://alexbarnett.net/blog and Twitters at http://twitter.com/alexbarnett