Don’t Miss this QCon Keynote: Democratizing The Cloud

If you’re going to next week’s QCon in London do yourself a favor and attend Erik Meijer’s keynote Democratizing The Cloud. Here’s Erik’s abstract:

The web is rocking the world of developers. Our customers love consistency. They want to have the same rich experience, anywhere, any time, on any device. Our sales people love market share. They want no platform that cannot leverage their web services. We ourselves have embraced agile methods. We want to keep our options open as long as possible and create software incrementally by successive refactorings. This surely sounds like a contradiction, another impossible triangle. As the Dutch artist MC Escher once said “Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible”. Hence we are trying to stretch the .NET framework to cover the Cloud such that it will become possible to incrementally and seamlessly design, develop, and debug complex distributed applications using your favorite existing and unmodified .NET compiler and deploy these applications anywhere.

Erik will show what consistency means; he will demonstrate how agilty translates into what you do right after you go to the File menu; he will prove how you can keep your options open until just about the very end. So if you’re only planning on attending a single QCon keynote, I strongly recommend Democratizing The Cloud. A few hours ago Erik, Jeff Van Gogh and myself reviewed the demos that he’ll show next week in London. You won’t believe me if I’d tell you, so better see for yourself. Do trust me though that they’re cool–I did work on the one involving validation. Hint: you’ll see p&p’s Enterprise LIbrary like you’ve never seen it before.

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