The Detroit Java User Group Presents.....
WHAT: Running Java, Play! and Scala Apps on the Cloud
When: Jan, 31 2012 6:00PM
Where: The Madison 1555 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226
Parking: Park in the Detroit Opera House Parking Center and get your ticket validated at the event.
The Detroit JUG is proud to present one of the most popular technical evangelists in the US. James Ward has presented at conferences such as DevOx, JavaOne, CodeMash and more. James has left Adobe and is now following his passions Heroku.
Running Java, Play! and Scala Apps on the Cloud
Heroku is a Polyglot Cloud Application Platform that makes it easy to deploy Java, Play! and Scala apps on the cloud. Deployment is as simple as doing a "git push". This session will teach you how to deploy and scale Java, Play! and Scala apps on Heroku.
Play is an open source web framework written in Java. Like Rails, Play uses a convention over configuration paradigm. Play is written in Java but has had support for Scala since 1.1. Starting from 2.0, the framework core, build and deploy tools will be completely rewritten in Scala.
Heroku is a platform as a service cloud offering. Heroku was the first "polyglot" or multi-language PaaS. Initially Heroku supported Ruby and Rails but now supports, Ruby, Java, Node.js, Scala, Clojure and Python. Heroku has been in development since 2007 and reports over 400,00 web applications running on its service.
) is a Principal Developer Evangelist at Heroku. Today he focuses on teaching developers how to deploy Java, Play! and Scala apps to the cloud. James frequently presents at conferences around the world such as JavaOne, Devoxx, and many other Java get-togethers. Along with Bruce Eckel, James co-authored First Steps in Flex. He has also published numerous screencasts, blogs, and technical articles. Starting with Pascal and Assembly in the 80′s, James found his passion for writing code. Beginning in the 90′s he began doing web development with HTML, Perl/CGI, then Java. After building a Flex and Java based customer service portal in 2004 for Pillar Data Systems he became a Technical Evangelist for Flex at Adobe. You can find him tweeting as @_JamesWard
, answering questions onStackOverflow.com
and posting code at github.com/jamesward
The Madison was one of the oldest theaters in Detroit. Newly renovated, it is now the home of Detroit Venture Partners, Detroit Labs and many new start-ups. Dug Song has called the Madison, "the best startup office I have ever seen..." A Special Thanks to Madison management for donating the use 5th floor auditorium for this event.
(park in the Opera House parking structure)