Cloud Formation: Developing real world software, in the cloud with Orion
Orion is a cloud based development environment for developing modern web sites. But it's more than that because it's extensible using a client side plugin architecture and it's consumable if you want to break out only specific parts of Orion to include in your web application. This tutorial guides you through creating, extending and consuming Orion.
You will start off by constructing a modern web site utilizing leading edge libraries from the community. You will extend Orion to meet your needs by adding a plugin to provide new functionality not included in the box. And finally, you'll take portions of Orion and construct a stand alone editor page you can use in posts and articles leveraging the capabilities Orion provides.
This builds upon the feedback from 2 previous EclipseCon tutorials, the most recent being at EclipseCon Europe 2012 where attendees enjoyed using Orion and creating plugins but also wanted to know about integrating or embedding Orion features into their own sites.
Download before coming to the Tutorial!
We will have thumb drives with all the required software but if you have time please download Orion ahead of time.
If you have time please download the Orion 2.0 server for your operating system. Also, download the build editor files. There's more information about setting up the Orion server specifically with enabling self hosting (couple of extra steps on a Mac).
We'll distribute the Tutorial material at the conference.