A couple of months ago at the Cloud Foundry summit I tried to grab Sam Ramji, CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, to do a short interview. Unfortunately the stars didn’t align and it didn’t happen. At SpringOne Platform however I had better luck.
Sam, who lead off the keynotes on day two, sat and talked to me about Cloud Foundry’s origins, what’s going on today and what its goals are for the future.
Take a listen
Some of the ground Sam covers:
Cloud Foundry began at VMware in 2009 and was open sourced back in 2011. The foundation itself was set up a year and half ago.
CloudFoundry.org wa established to increase the velocity of contributions (over the last year, over 2000 individuals outside of the core companies have contributed.)
While they want to grow the foundation, they need to be thoughtful on how they grow.
What drew Sam to the CEO opportunity and the role that APIs and Warner music played in his decision.
The foundation’s goals: 1) increase diversity of contributions, 2) increase the foundation’s population, predominantly via end users, 3) determine how best to build a framework that will allow to the effort to survive and thrive over the next 20 years.
Talking Cloud Foundry Foundation – OpenStack summit Austin – Youtube
SpringOne: The Spring Platform, Where its Been and Where its Going – Barton’s Blog
SpringOne: Native Hybrid Cloud — The Pivotal Cloud Foundry Developer Platform in a Box – Barton’s Blog
SpringOne: When Web Companies grow up they turn into Java Shops –Barton’s Blog
Early this month, armed with my trusty Flipcam (and oldie but a goody), I attended SpringOne Platform hosted by by Pivotal.io. While there I was able to grab a few interviews with some of the movers and shakers. Given that the title of the event was “SpringOne,” I would have been remiss had I not grabbed one of the Spring community leaders. I was able to convince Spring Framework developer, Rossen Stoyanchev of Pivotal to chat with me.
Take a listen as Rossen talks about the history and evolution of the Spring Framework.
Some of the ground Rossen covers
Spring Framework’s birth 12 years ago and the role of Rod Johnson’s book
Providing tools that simplify and symbiotically work with Java Enterprise
Additional Spring Projects e.g. Web Frameworks, Spring Integration, Spring Batch
The debut of Spring Boot in 2012 and the quick follow up by Spring Cloud which extended programming to new models
Where Spring is headed: reactive programming and much more
Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development – Rod Johnson
Earlier this month I attended Pivotal’s SpringOne platform conference in Las Vegas. In case you’re not familiar with it, Spring is a Java Framework “that helps development teams everywhere build simple, portable, fast and flexible JVM-based systems and applications.”
For some of you out there you may be thinking Java is old school and not relevant in in today’s modern world of digital business. Au contraire mon frere. James Governor, the D’artagnan of the analyst world, countered this belief of irrelevance in his SpringOne talk entitled, “When Web Companies grow up, the become Java Shops.”
Some of the ground James covers
Facebook as a big Java shop. Twitter as a member of the JCP (Java Community Process)
Seeing a lot of Java innovation even outside of Android
Big Data e.g. Hadoop written in Java/JVM
We will see cloud native Java in the next 3-5 years