In last one week, I have a chance to visit one academia institution and one corporate to evangelize BlueMix. I was really thrilled to see the the kind of interest it is generating among various developers and student community.
In ABES, around 60 Faculty members, mostly from IT and Computer Science department, attended the session. One of my colleague, Nihar covered the basics of BlueMix, Its architecture and its benefit, I covered the practical session where I showcased the various User Interface components and how to develop a basic web application using Eclipse Plugin for cloud Foundry. I also covered how a developer can move the local database to the cloud before It deploy a web based database centric application
In HCL Technology, there was around 5 0 developers who attended the session. one of my other colleague, Neeraj covered the basic concepts, while I covered the hand-on, Cloud foundry concepts and a how to develop the application and deploy database.
Some of the questions came from these visits are listed below. While I am listing only questions here, I will try to answer some of them in my future posts.
Cloud in general generates a lot of questions around security and for BlueMix too, this was the concern.
Scalability was another concern/question where a couple of folks was interested to know how the application can be scaled to multiple nodes dynamically.
There was also a question of how a C developer can benefit from the BlueMix specially in mobile development area.
There was question on how once can use the mixed environment where one can use in premise (local) product and integrate them with some of the cloud services to develop a solution.
There was also many questions around Dev Ops services and continuous development approach.
There was also question around the collaboration among teams when working on one application. How one can manage access control for users for various activities.
Overall the sessions was really good and intractive. There is a lot of interest for trying out BlueMix and I am sure many of them might have already started exploring it.