Online Meetup: Application Modernization for the Enterprise Cloud Stack

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There's a shift underway to move current IT to a cloud operational model. Already, many enterprise developers are building new features on the cloud and have migrated some of the less mission-critical workloads. But what should developers consider in modernizing legacy Java EE applications with complex structures and interactions with enterprise messaging and data services?

In this session, we'll talk about IBM's approach to modernizing this class of applications and provide demonstrations of key concepts. Over the course of three modules, you'll see different methods to migrate applications, the role of containers in the journey and how microservices are foundational to cloud native capabilities.

The demos will consider the journey of an example WebSphere online store application through the process. Join the IBM Coder program and answer a few quiz questions on each module to earn a special IBM Coder badge.

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Presenters:
David Carew, Developer Advocate, IBM
David Carew is a veteran Software Engineer and Architect. He has held a variety of positions in IBM from writing the code to control industrial robots to being part of the team that developed IBM's first Java based enterprise computing platform. His current areas of specialty include App Modernization, Cloud Computing, Machine learning, Big Data & Analytics and Blockchain.

Tim Robinson, Developer Advocate, IBM
Tim Robinson is a Silicon Valley based developer and Master Certified IT Specialist specializing in hybrid cloud architecture, security, and networking. He is focusing on developer and community programs and education for creating solutions based on Cloud Foundry, Docker, and other open computing platforms. His hobbies include running, craft beer-making, and flying high power model rockets.