There is a profound architecture transition happening in software in 2011, like we see every 15 years: html5 browsers and powerful mobile platforms (android, iphone) bring new capabilities on the client side of apps, and the switch from vertical to horizontal scalability gave birth to powerful cloud platforms that allow fast development of scalable backends.
This talk will focus on the server side, explaining the opportunities and challenges that the Cloud represents for developers, in 4 areas: Delivery/Monetization/Marketing, Infrastructure, Platform and Development.
I will give an overview of several product and services in these areas: Amazon (AWS, Beanstalk), Google (App Engine), Joyent (Node.js), Salesforce (Heroku), VMWare (Cloud Foundry), GitHub, Cloudbees, Exo, Cloud9, Eclipse Orion.
The Cloud is an opportunity for developers to embrace agility and change, reinvent themselves, make money and have fun. It's time to start building your dreams on it!