Friday, May 9, 2014

May 2014 Meeting - From JEE to Cloud Foundry: A PaaS Journey

Have you ever wondered how you can get your JEE-based to benefit from PaaS services such as easy deployment, configurable request routing, and resource scaling?  For the Tampa Java(VM) User Group meeting for May 2014, Joshua Davis (Pivotal) will discuss Cloud Foundry, the Open Source Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is power many commercial public and on-premise cloud offering.  Join us to learn how you can take your current JEE-based app an migrate to the Cloud Foundry open PaaS.

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NOTE: The meeting will be on Tues May 20 at KForce headquarters, in Ybor City.

From JEE to Cloud Foundry:
A PaaS Journey
This session will go through the concept behind Platform As A Service (PAAS) and how Cloud Foundry works to make Java Development faster and more productive.  We will walk through developing an application and show the differences and advantages to using Cloud Foundry over other approaches.  In addition the session will show the pre-requisites for using Cloud Foundry, and the steps to convert a JEE application built with JMS into one that can be enabled on the cloud.


Born in Brooklyn, NY, Joshua Davis graduated from Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL (1989) with a degree in Computer Science. Early on in his career Joshua worked for Telecom and the Travel related industry and specialized in C++ with the Oracle toolset (PRO*C, PL/SQL, Forms, Reports, etc.). After spending time learning Java from Bruce Eckel, Joshua decided to become a Java Developer and has been programming in Java since 1999. In 2004 he met Rod Johnson at the J2EE Server Side Only Conference and has been a Spring Framework advocate ever since. Joshua spoke at SpringOne and the GR8 conference in 2010. He has also published articles in Groovy and Grails magazine. After working for two international consulting firms, he joined VMWare Professional Services in 2011 and transitioning into Pivotal PSO in 2013. Joshua is married with two teenage children and has lived in the Orlando, FL area for 24 years. His favorite recreational activity is competitive running and has played Tennis for 30 years.

Meeting Info
Speaker(s) : Joshua Davis
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Networking: 6:30 pm
Presentation: 07:00 - 8:30 pm
KForce Headquarters
1001 E. Palm Ave.
Tampa, Florida  33605

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

April 2014 - Meeting Wrap up

Big thanks to all who attended Tuesday's presentation on JDK 8 for April's 2014 meeting.  Another superb thank you to Bob Damato of Valpak for the great food and venue. 
Meeting Material

Up Coming Meetings
We are working on upcoming meetings for May. June, and July.
If you are interested being a presenter for the Tampa Java User Group, let us know.

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