Building and Deploying 12 Factor Apps in Scala and Java
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Roam 1155 Mount Vernon Highway
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!
Ari started his career at Thompson Technologies as a Technical Recruiter, and has personally placed over hundreds of information technology professionals in both the national and local Atlanta IT market. In 2012, Ari was named Vice President of Recruiting & Sourcing for Thompson Technologies, and is currently responsible for providing management, recruiting leadership and sourcing strategy for Thompson Technologies’ national and Atlanta clients. Despite the fancy title, Ari is passionate about the daily grind of technical recruiting, and takes a “hands on approach” in day-to-day staffing operations with his team. He and his wife Donna have 6 children (including two 2 year-old twins), that keep them active and busy.