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JavaScript Platform as a Service - Economics, Capabilities & a Little Philosophy

A talk by James Duncan

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April 25, 2009 5:00 AM

JavaScript Platform as a Service - Economics, Capabilities & a Little Philosophy - The era of the Platform-as-a-Service is coming. With the development cycle of new applications shrinking, and the scope of those applications becoming more focussed, the ability to deploy, and scale new applications is becoming a critical to any businesses success. Joyent's Smart Platform is an open source Platform-as-a-Service, letting developers to build scalable, complex web applications in JavaScript that runs on the server, and then deploy those applications into the "cloud" using Git. While many cloud-services are focussing on the primitives - machines and storage - long term organizations embracing the cloud will want to move up the stack, where they no longer need to worry about operating systems, backups, or security patches. The talk will outline some of the economic imperatives for the rise of a the Platform-as-a-Service, discuss the need for not only open standards, but open source, and demonstrate some of the Smart Platform's capabilities.

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