Rescuing the PaaS with Simplicity

18th July 2013 in London at The Skills Matter eXchange

This SkillsCast was filmed at Rescuing the PaaS with Simplicity

In this talk, David Dawson and Russ Miles of Simplicity Itself will show how to design Cloud-friendly, simple components, services and applications that can deliver on the promises that have loosely been collated around the term PaaS, without the need for an actual PaaS...

No one really wants a PaaS, not really. What we really want are the proposed benefits of PaaS, namely Low Friction Development and Delivery to support the necessary Speed of Change. Which means all, or some, of :

  • Quick to deploy applications
  • Utilise different environments that your application can be deployed to that 'feel' the same. eg, local development/ production.
  • Quick and Automated Provisioning of resources
  • Scalability.
  • Manage scaling of an application easily, via an API.
  • Reduce the need to consider infrastructure, using some higher abstraction
  • A high level API


Rescuing the PaaS with Simplicity

Russ Miles

"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler; through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore” – Edward de Bono, “Simplicity”, 1998

David A. Dawson

David Dawson is CEO of GoMicro.Services, takes his passion for design, architecture and philosophy to all their clients, drinks their coffee and gives them Microservice platforms and systems in return.