Couple of weeks ago, I was invited to write an article about Java development in Software Developer's Journal magazine. I decided to go with something that is buzzing around: Cloud computing.
But, how Java will relate to cloud computing? Moreover, How was I supposed to get some Java development "cloudified"? Well, the answer is pretty simple: IBM Rational Application Developer has great tools that allow developers to on-board Java applications directly to PureApplication System at development time. How cool is this!
Think about it... Developers need databases, application servers, users registries and many more... Every time a developer comes into a new project (or messes the current local set up) needs to set the test environment. How time consuming it is! Many of us have done this over and over for a long time.
After some consideration, I felt this was the way to go. Showing other developers the power of cloud computing is not just for IT infrastructure, it is about innovation. You can bring it as early as development time phase. How quickly can I start contributing to my project? How can I do it faster? Those were the questions I had at the moment, whose answers I found in RAD and PureApplication.
The experience of writing this article was pretty neat. With a tight schedule, I had to look for a team with whom I could share the work. Many thanks to my co-writers:
For this, and many interesting articles, you can get a copy of the magazine going to this Java Development issue (Subscription is required).