There is an interesting BostonSUG meeting next week at the IBM Innovation center in Waltham, MA. GigaSpaces CTO Nati Shalom will speak on cloud-based infrastructure, space-based architecture, scalability with latency in mind and more. BostonSUG web site for more details: http://www.bostonsug.org/2009/02/09/nati-shalom-speaking-on-february-18/
I’ll be there!
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Today I let out a dejected sigh after reading a response to my latest post on the Joel on Software message board. My post was just a reminder about the BostonScalability User Group meeting that takes place next Wednesday the 28th. I post the meeting announcements on JoS and a good number of people hear about the meetings from the JoS board. Every month a few new people tell me they found the group through JoS. So why did I sigh after reading the response to the meeting reminder?
It’s 2009, right? As an industry we’ve cast off heavyweight solutions and processes in favor of lightweight software and Agility. Now we create RESTful APIs as part of this push for more meaningful software development. Web applications communicate with each other via RESTful APIs these days. YouTube, Yahoo!, Twitter, Facebook, Google Apps, Digg, everyone has a RESTful API. Integrating two applications has never been easier. Punch a hole in the firewall for a known host on the other side, give their developers an API key and let them get to work. Couldn’t be easier, could it? This is why you’ll never believe what I heard last week.
The Boston Scalability User Group is hosting a technology round-table meeting on Wednesday January 28th at 6 p.m. The meeting is at the IBM Innovation Center in Waltham, MA.
This is the first time we’ve done the round-table style meeting and I’m excited to see how it goes. Guests are encouraged to come prepared with questions, answers and opinions on application scalability tools, strategies and designs. Hot topics will include platform and software stack, cloud computing and resources, vendor tools and support and CDNs. Those are my guesses about hot topics doesn’t mean the meeting is limited to those topics.
Guests, be the regular or first-timers, will drive the direction of the discussion. We’ll talk about solving technical problems based on past experience or serve as an advisory panel on where and when to use a particular tool.
Full meeting details are at the BostonSUG web site. We ask that you sign up for the meeting at the meeting registration page so we have an idea of how much food to buy. There will be snacks and bottled water at this meeting.
Hope to see everyone on the 28th at 6 p.m.!