Application Development is going through a period of unprecedented change: sacred cows are being slaughtered left and right, driven by the failure of earlier architecture and delivery models. Everything is fragmenting, but the cloud is emerging as the mechanism that holds everything together. Governor will examine the landscape, looking at players such as Azure, Github, Heroku, VMware Cloud Foundry, CloudBees, and OpenShift.
Tools like Xored Q7 changing Eclipse GUI testing landscape. Nowadays small teams or individual developers are able to create and maintain huge GUI/functional test bases with minimal efforts, but another problem arises: GUI tests are slow, and test suites execution time grows to hundreds of hours on a single box.
This panel will bring together Oracle contributors and consumers of Eclipse projects, such as Hudson, EclipseLink and Web Tools Platform, with an emphasis on the Java ecosystem. Tooling (Greg Stachnick), Java EE (Doug Clarke), Continuous Build (Susan Duncan) and Java Client (Steve Northover) will be represented. The panel will be moderated by Donald Smith from the Java SE PM team. Some questions will include - What's Oracle's goals within the Eclipse community? What's Oracle's motivation to contribute resources to Eclipse, and where are we leveraging Eclipse?
Using Infrastructure as a Service in the cloud is a no-brainer for every startup today, and increasingly in the enterprise. On-demand, self-service access to compute power, disk, and network resources has a profound influence on the behavior of a development team and their ability to produce solutions. They can get their work out faster, and to do so, they are increasingly turning to Continuous Integration (CI) as the backbone of Application Lifecycle Management.
EclipseRT is an Eclipse top-level project supporting a large community move to drive Equinox-based technology across a broad range of computing environments and problem domains. Today, there are many projects listed under EclipseRT umbrella.
This tutorial will look at and use a great portion of them in order to build a nice EclipseRT stack suitable for developing cloud applications. A simple proof-of-concept example will be created as part of the hands-on exercises. At the end, an ad-hoc cloud will be created with all participants to demonstrate the cloud abilities of this stack.
Modularity as in OSGi solves a major issue with architecting elastic applications for the cloud. Cloud resources are inherently dynamic in their nature and undergo frequent changes either due to explicit management operations (adding and removing resources) or due to their volatility (sharing effects, failures). Therefore, it is not a reasonable assumption that monolithic software incapable of dynamic adaptation can effectively run in such an environment.