Past Meetup

Building and Deploying 12 Factor Apps in Scala and Java.

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1155 Mount Vernon Highway · Atlanta, GA

How to find us

Roam is at the intersection of Mount Vernon and Perimeter Center W. You can also take MARTA to the Sandy Springs station

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The twelve-factor app is a modern methodology for building software-as-a-service apps:

• Use declarative formats for setup automation, to minimise time and cost for new developers joining the project.

• Have a clean contract with the underlying operating system, offering maximum portability between execution environments.

• Are suitable for deployment on modern cloud platforms, obviating the need for servers and systems administration.

• Minimise divergence between development and production, enabling continuous deployment for maximum agility.

• And can scale up without significant changes to tooling, architecture, or development practices.

We will build a RESTful web service in Java and deploy the app to CloudFoundry. We will go over how to build a cloud manifest, how to keep our database credentials and application configuration outside of our code by using user-provided services and go over what it takes to build a 12 Factor application in the cloud. This presentation will be heavy on code and light on slides!

Speaker: Neil Shannon

I’m a technologist, engineer, and team leader who is driven by raw curiosity and creating value through the application of technology. I have nearly ten years of experience designing and writing custom software professionally, but I’ve been tinkering with and writing code since the early 1990s. I’m a polyglot developer specializing in Java and Scala. I’m currently a Staff Software Engineer at ADP