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Cloud Computing: The Web as a platform

Host: Gregor Hohpe

The Web has become the application delivery platform of choice. After an initial focus on the presentation layer, business services and middleware components are moving to the web as well. Supported by core services like Amazon's EC2 compute cloud and S3 storage services, and using application services like Google's GData APIs these applications don't just run over the web, they run on the web.

What does this mean for application developers? How do you deploy an application to the Web? Will applications be composed by dragging web-based components together? Do we still have to fiddle around with JavaScript and brittle APIs? This track invites experts who have been living the cloud to share their experiences and give hand-on advice.