Announcing a new Meetup for The Online ColdFusion Meetup!

What“Replace Your Iron with a Cloud”, with Barney Boisvert

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 www.mentor.com, 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.

MEETING URL: http://experts.acrobat.com/cfmeetup/

DURATION: Approx. 1 hour

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

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 www.barneyb.com. 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)

What time is that for you? The following link shows what the time would be for you]. Here’s another option ] that shows the time as US ET, and lets you choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone.

DOWNLOADABLE RECORDINGS:

In addition to the streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting, we now also post downloadable recordings (FLV, MP3, MP4, and WMV) usually within a few days after the meeting, also offered as a link from the recordings page.

LOGGING IN: When you login to the Connect room (the experts.acrobat.com/cfmeetup link above) to view the meeting, PLEASE USE THE “LOGIN AS GUEST” option, and USE YOUR NAME, but do NOT attempt to use your meetup.com username/password or any Connect account. Just sign in as a guest.

RSVP, but only if coming: We do appreciate folks RSVPing if they plan to come (using the link on this email or at the meetup site), though it’s not mandatory and it’s not a commitment. But there’sno need to RSVP if you can’t make it let alone explain why you can’t. With over 2,600 members, no worries. 🙂

FEEDBACK/MEETING DISCUSSION: Members will receive an email after the meeting or can click a link on the event page to offer. Note also the meeting-specific discussion area there at the bottom, in addition to the one-chance feedback feature on the right. Feel free to engage in discussions about the meeting topic.

ADD THIS TO YOUR CALENDAR: Want to add this event to your own personal calendar? After logging in here , you’ll see an option at the top of the event page, just below the event title,  saying, “Export”, which offers calendar downloads for Outlook, iCal, Google, and Yahoo calendars. (Note that the calendar entry created will show the event taking 2 hours. That’s a default that meetup.com has chosen, which I can’t change. The meetings are generally about an hour, though often go as much as 30-45 minutes longer with Q&A and chat.)

Syntactically Awesome Style SheetsJosh Timonen is co-founder of Secret Monkey Science LLC, which creates iOS and web applications, both independently and for third parties.  He is the co-creator and voice of Screencasts.org, which provides free educational screencasts on web technologies.  A designer and programmer, Josh has been involved in many aspects of multimedia creation. He previously worked at Intel Corporation as a software technician/engineer, where he contributed to the development of Serial ATA. He has contributed to several Hollywood feature films in various capacities, including main title design and web design.

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