10600 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020
NetKernel: Making IT Matter Again
The premise of Nicholas Carr's "Does IT Matter?" book was that if everyone uses the same tools, processes, products, etc., is there any competitive advantage to be had from the average IT organization?
NetKernel represents a fundamentally different approach to building systems. It takes what we like about Unix, REST and SOA and mixes it together. It inexplicably changes everything while allowing you to reuse existing code, services and libraries. Not only can it make building the kinds of systems you are building today easier, it does it more efficiently, with less code and a far more scalable runway to allow you to take advantage of the emerging multi-core, multi-CPU hardware that is coming our way.
This workshop will be a deeper dive into Resource-Oriented Computing with NetKernel. We will explore:
- the resource model as it applies to general computing
- the intersection of REST and the resource model
- scaling your software without really trying
- interacting with relational databases
- orchestration around different service types
- logically-layering applications for flexibility
- advanced caching strategies
- leveraging dynamic languages with the resource model
- instant cloud support
It is rare that a technology comes along that is both revolutionary and lets you reuse what you already know. All it takes is a bit of different thinking and a little courage to try something new.
About Brian Sletten
Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He is also a rabid reader, devoted foodie and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.More About Brian »