Presentation: "The Internet as Platform: Programming the Cloud"

Track: Cloud

Time: Monday 13:20 - 14:10

Location: Lille Sal

Abstract: The Internet has evolved from a collection of hyperlinked documents to a full fledged programming platform. Web service APIs, data feeds, and on-line computing resources enable you to design, develop, test and deploy applications without ever installing anything on your local machine. Applications live in the cloud, reachable from anywhere via a simple URL. However, the world wide wonderland also brings new issues and concerns. How do you write applications when you don't even know where they will run? How do you best access data if it may be stored in distributed data centers? How can you ensure data consistency when ACID-style transactions are either not practical or not supported? How to deal with concurrency? Gregor Hohpe will share experiences from building widely distributed and highly parallel applications, and will show how Google helps make Cloud Computing a reality for everyone.
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Gregor Hohpe, Google

 Gregor  Hohpe

Gregor Hohpe is a software architect with Google, Inc. Gregor is a widely recognized thought leader on asynchronous messaging and service-oriented architectures. He co-authored the seminal book "Enterprise Integration Patterns" (Addison-Wesley, 2004), followed by "Integration Patterns" and "Enterprise Solution Patterns", both published by Microsoft Press. He was nominated a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Solution Architect for his contributions to the developer community and recognized as an active member of the patterns community by the Hillside Group. In 2005, Joel Spolsky selected Gregor's article "Starbucks Does Not Use Two-phase Commit" for his "Best Software Writing" (APress).

Gregor speaks regularly at technical conferences around the world. He likes to cut through the hype surrounding service-oriented architectures and captures nuggets of advice in the form of design patterns that can help developers avoid costly mistakes. Find out more about his work at