Cloud computing is an important and growing part of the IT industry. It is important to have a strong general understanding of it, and enough concrete knowledge to build a simple application using the cloud. Google App Engine is the perfect gentle entry into cloud computing. With App Engine, you can build web applications using standard Java technologies and run them on Google's scalable infrastructure. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow. With App Engine, there are no servers to maintain: You just upload your application, and it's ready to serve your users. I will be doing some hands on coding. If you want to follow along, the sample code and presentation are available at:
Code - [ZIP]
Presentation - [PPT]
You will want Eclipse version 3.4.2 - [Eclipse]
and the Google plugin - [Plugin]
Jeff Norris is a lead consultant at ThoughtWorks. He is passionate about technology and helping people develop software better. He is currently the tech lead on ThoughtWorks. longest running project. Having worked at companies ranging in size from startup to Fortune 500 and projects ranging from internal applications, to cloud computing, to mobile applications, to commercial software, Jeff has seen how the right technology and the right people can make all the difference.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on B utterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1\275 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
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