More than 1000 Developers Attended the Cloud Foundry Open Tour in India
Developers in Bangalore and Pune got a chance to experience the Cloud Foundry Open PaaS first hand. As a part of the worldwide Cloud Foundry Open Tour, VMware organized these events in India. This also happens to be the first official Cloud Foundry event to be organized in India.
Bangalore witnessed more than 600 developers attending the daylong session while over 450 developers attended the Pune event. The day ended on a high note with many developers deploying live applications on Cloudfoundry.com as a part of the Hackathon.
Niranjan Maka, Head of the VMware India R&D opened the event with his keynote where he spoke about the evolution of Cloud and the role of VMware in accelerating the Cloud adoption. This was followed by a session by Chris Richardson on the motivation for building the Open PaaS Cloud Foundry platform. Chris also happens to be the original founder of CloudFoundry.com which initially started as a Java PaaS before VMware made it polyglot. The next session was by Raja Rao, Developer Advocate from the Cloud Foundry team on Node.js. Raja Rao demonstrated how Node.js applications can be deployed on Cloud Foundry. Josh long, the Spring Developer Advocate presented on Spring integration with Cloud Foundry. After this Chris came back to discuss the best practices of designing and deploying Cloud applications for scalability.
Post lunch, we had Hugues Malphettes from Intalio Singapore share the architecture and design of the product, Intalio|Create running on Cloud Foundry. Rajdeep Dua, Director for Developer Relations from VMware India demonstrated how to develop and deploy applications written in the new Play framework on Cloud Foundry. I delivered the last session of the event on Iron Foundry where I demonstrated how .NET developers can get started on Cloud Foundry.
The best thing of the event was the Hackathon that was scheduled in the evening. In both the cities the developers stayed till late evening to deploy live applications on CloudFoundry.com and AppFog.com. It was exciting to see hundreds of developers coding away in their favorite language and deploying the application on a platform that they experienced only a few hours ago. That only shows how simple it is to get started on Cloud Foundry.
If you did not get a chance to attend this event, you can get started with Cloud Foundry by visiting Cloudfoundry.com
- Janakiram MSV, Chief Editor, CloudStory.in