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Talk: Make the Cloud Less Cloudy: A Perspective for Software Development Teams: It’s all about Productivity

Today I gave a talk at Better Software Conference East 2013 about how the cloud impacts your development team. The talk was called “Making the Cloud Less Cloudy: A Perspective for Software Development Teams” and was heavy with short demos on making your dev team more productive, then a slightly longer look into how you can evolve your application to fully go cloud-native with some interesting patterns. All the demos showed off the Windows Azure Cloud Platform, though, as I explained, most of the techniques are general and can be used with other platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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The deck doesn’t mention this explicitly, but all of my demos (and my slide presentation) were done from the cloud! Yes, I was in the room, but my laptop was remotely connected to a Windows Azure Virtual Machine running in Microsoft’s East US Windows Azure data center. It worked flawlessly. 🙂

Here’s the PowerPoint Deck: