CloudStory’s first Twitter Chat on #CloudCareers was very well received by the community. The hashtag #CloudCareers trended in Bangalore. And, we thank our panelists @sureshsambandam@cheezo and @harish11g for actively taking part and contributing.Below is a snapshot of what happened during the Twitter Chat:
Q1: How can developers get started with Cloud?
Here are the answers from the panelists:
@Janakiramm A1: They need to understand what statelessness, async and parallelization mean
@cheezo A1: There are a lot of articles available on net. Developers should read about virtualization IaaS PaaS and SaaS
@sureshsambandam A1: Cloud is an architectural change. Developers have to start with understanding that first
@Janakiramm A1: Web Services and REST concepts are essential even before getting started with Cloud development
Q2: Should developers learn only PAAS?
Here is what the panelists had to say about this one:
@janakiramm: A2: Developers can target IaaS, PaaS or even SaaS. But PaaS is more targeted at developers
@cheezo A2: Developers should not restrict themselves to any specific layer of the cloud while focus on gaining knowledge
@cheezo A2: Developers should evaluate what service satisfies their need. If its PaaS learn Paas but don't restrict
@harish11g A2: Depends more on the problem, some use cases better fit PAAS and some IAAS
@sureshsambandam A2: It is like resorting to C++ even during peak times of Java
Q3: What are the certifications available in Cloud?
This one generated some interesting responses from the panelists.
@harish11g A3: Cloud Job availability is driven from Cloud Providers, System Integrators and Customers as well
@cheezo A3: I repeat. Don't think courses/certifications. Think Hacking
Q4: I am a sales and marketing professional, what can I do with Cloud?
Here is what the panelists had to say about this:
@sureshsambandam A4: Cloud will change selling to buying through self services. That means more marketing and less selling
@Janakiramm A4: Reselling Cloud Services is going to be a big deal in the future.
Q5: I am a Java Developer, what Cloud should I target?
Here are the responses from the panelists:
@cheezo A5: Quite a few options in PaaS - Google App Engine, Elastic Beanstalk, Cloud Foundry, Azure etc.
@harish11g A5: Java developers can easily get into AWS , Rackspace ,VMforce ,Cloudbees etc
@Janakiramm A5: Java developers can learn any of the modern PaaS offerings like AWS BeanStalk, Azure, Heroku, Cloud Foundry & OpenShift
@Janakiramm A5: Java developers have many choices of Cloud offerings for them :)
Q6: I am a .NET developer, what cloud should I target?
Here is what the panelists had to say:
@cheezo A6: for .NET development - Azure, Elastic Beanstalk or any IaaS provider
@harish11g A6: Net developers can easily adopt into Azure and AWS cloud
The Twitter Chat #CloudCareers also generated some very interesting questions from the audience, and as a follow up to this response, we are hosting a “Cloud Careers Webinar” on 25th July with some of the senior industry folks. Stay tuned to know more!
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