Contacting AJUG

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Members of the board

Burr Sutter – President

Burr Sutter is a current Sun Java Champion with over 15 years of software design and development experience along with numerous published articles, book chapters and developer conference speaking engagements. He is presently employed at JBoss, a division of Red Hat.

Gunnar Hillert – Vice President/Web Chair

Gunnar Hillert is a senior software engineer at nuBridges, Inc. A native from Berlin, Germany, Gunnar has been living in Atlanta for the past 8 years. He enjoys developing web applications but also has a background in business integration. He graduated in 2002 from the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Berlin in applied computer science after defending his thesis.

If not playing with and learning the latest and greatest technologies, Gunnar is an avid gardener specializing in anything sub-tropical such as bananas, palm trees and bamboo. Furthermore, Gunnar is learning Spanish for the past three years. He and his wife Alysa have one daughter and try to raise her tri-lingual (English, German, Spanish). As time permits, Gunnar blogs at: []

Vincent Mayers – Treasurer

Vincent Mayers is responsible for the development, best practices and technology direction of Anteo Group’s Enterprise Java consulting initiatives. Prior to Anteo Group, Mayers was the Director of Business Development for E-People UK Ltd. A London based full service software consultancy. Previously, Mayers spent 6 years with a leading European staffing company in Holland, Belgium and the UK, leading their Financial Services practice. Prior to working in technology Mayers was a full time athlete and competed at world championship level in whitewater kayaking.

Mayers earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of the West Midlands in Birmingham, England.

Sudhir Kamatkar – Program Chair

Sudhir Kamatkar is an IT consultant and developer. Sudhir has over fourteen years of IT experience building solutions in various technologies including Web and Data Warehousing. Sudhir was part of expert group for JSR 69 that is Java API for OLAP data and metadata. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering and is a Sun Certified Java Programmer and Web Component Developer.

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AJUG Meetup

Building and Deploying 12 Factor Apps in Scala and Java

June 20, 2017

The twelve-factor app is a modern methodology for building software-as-a-service apps:

• Use declarative formats for setup automation, to minimise time and cost for new developers joining the project.

• Have a clean contract with the underlying operating system, offering maximum portability between execution environments.

• Are suitable for deployment on modern cloud platforms, obviating the need for servers and systems administration.

• Minimise divergence between development and production, enabling continuous deployment for maximum agility.

• And can scale up without significant changes to tooling, architecture, or development practices.

We will build a RESTful web service in Java and deploy the app to CloudFoundry. We will go over how to build a cloud manifest, how to keep our database credentials and application configuration outside of our code by using user-provided services and go over what it takes to build a 12 Factor application in the cloud. This presentation will be heavy on code and light on slides!


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