The Future of App Deployment

The Future of App Deployment
w/ Phusion

The Future of App Deployment: An opinionated overview by Phusion

Writing an app is one thing, deploying it to a production ready environment and keeping it online in the face of countless potential scenarios of adversity is an entirely different beast. Not only does it currently still involve a fair bit of expertise when it comes to unix-fu, it also involves keeping an eye out on the latest software and configure them properly to combat things like security breaches. This is all generally considered tedious and cumbersome work, and often outside the domain of knowledge of developers. Wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t need to go through as many hoops as we need to do today and make it more developer friendly?

This talk will go over the most important steps currently involved in setting up a production environment for your a web app and will propose alternative approaches as well in the form of new software solutions developed by Phusion. This talk will focus on app deployment, monitoring and server provisioning, but will also touch upon topics such as UI design and UX as the latter plays an important part in making things more accessible. More specifically, we’ll discuss Docker, Polymer, Node, Rails, Phusion Passenger, Union Station and much more.

Speaker bios:
- Hongli Lai is the co-founder and CTO of Phusion. His work involves all layers of an application stack. Be it from Phusion Passenger for deployment, to tinkering on Docker baseimage, his work has helped deploy hundreds of thousands of sites.
- Tinco Andringa is a full stack software engineer at Phusion. During his time at Phusion he has built Ruby on Rails applications for clients and he is now leading development work on Phusion's new monitoring solution Union Station. When he is not building Ruby web apps he works on open source software and tinkers on video games.
- Goffert van Gool is a Full-Stack Engineer at Phusion, where he works on modern web applications, and high-availability services. He is often experimenting with new technology and how it can be used to improve application architecture.

The talk begins at 7pm.
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185 People Attending

Wed, October 29, 2014 (meetup over)
6:00 PM — 8:00 PM


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