New England Software Symposium

September 28 - 30, 2018

Functions and Platforms and Containers, Oh My!

Saturday - Sep 29 1:30 PM - CARLISLE

Nathaniel Schutta

Nathaniel Schutta

Architect as a Service

Let me guess - your company is all in on “the Cloud” but no one can really agree what that means. You’ve got one group Dockering all the things while another group just rearchitected the Wombat system as a set of functions…as a service. It is enough to make a busy developer’s head spin - how do we make sense of all the options we have? I hate to burst your bubble, but there are no silver bullets, just a set of tools that we can leverage to solve problems. And just as a master carpenter knows when to use their favorite framing hammer and when they need to reach for the finish hammer, we need to use the right tool at the right time to solve our problems.

In this talk we will survey the various options today’s application teams have at their disposal looking at the consequences of various approaches. We will clear up the buzzword bingo to give you a solid foundation in various cloud computing approaches. Most importantly, we will discuss why the right answer will almost always be: and not or.

About Nathaniel Schutta

Nathaniel T. Schutta is a software architect focused on cloud computing and building usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written multiple books, appeared in various videos and speaks regularly at conferences worldwide, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, meetups, universities, and user groups. In addition to his day job, Nate is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches students to embrace dynamic languages. In an effort to rid the world of bad presentations, Nate coauthored the book Presentation Patterns with Neal Ford and Matthew McCullough.