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"Replace Your Iron with a Cloud", with Barney Boisvert

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Our 6pm (US ET) talk on Thursday August 4 will be "Replace Your Iron with a Cloud", with Barney Boisvert.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

At Mentor Graphics we've just completed the process of moving a number of applications, including, from dedicated hardware resources to Amazon Web Services. Best of all, there was almost zero modification to the codebases we migrated.

In addition to the code aspect, I'll discuss how the non-code bits (load balancing, database clustering, backups, monitoring, etc.) convert as well, since those are all still required regardless of whether you have physical hardware or the cloud under your code.

Finally, I'll delve into how you can start to really leverage the cloud nature from your application after you've migrated off the hardware. Most of us don't have the luxury of starting from scratch in the cloud, but once you've migrated, it's not difficult to tweak your applications to really leverage that new found flexibility.


DURATION: Approx. 1 hour

RECORDING: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Barney Boisvert is a Senior Application Developer for Mentor Graphics Corp in Wilsonville, OR. He has been developing CFML, Java, and Groovy applications for over 10 years, ranging from ecommerce to crisis communication management to data mining and business intelligence. A strong proponent of open source, he has produced several frameworks and packages for CFML developers, as well as contributing to existing projects (including Fusebox, ColdSpring, Hibernate, Groovy, and Prototype). His blog on various technical topics can be found at . In his spare time he can usually be found on some mountain road – precariously balanced on two wheels – or eating something delicious.

WHEN: Thurs. August 4, 6:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

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