• event April 28 - 30
  • room Columbus Marriott Northwest - 5605 Blazer Pkwy - Dublin, OH

No Fluff Just Stuff 2017

Our CTO, Christopher Judd, will be conducting multiple presentations/workshops at No Fluff Just Stuff 2017 in Dublin, OH.


The search is over: Solr

Searching is an integral part of many applications today and yet it can still be difficult to integrate search into an application well. Search becomes even more challenging when you consider searching across an enterprise or need to support a large scale.

This presentation will explain how you can simplify searching with the open source enterprise search engine, Apache Solr. By the end of the presentation you will understand the relationship between Apache Lucene and Solr, how to create search documents, populate search documents all using Solr’s easy REST-like HTTP/XML and JSON APIs. We will also look at some of the more interesting document mapping strategies and maybe even at some of the geo spacial searching capabilities.

Introduction to Hadoop Workshop

As an industry we are collecting more and more data. At some point we have to be able to make sense of the data. Unfortunately many of the tools we have historically used can not scale up to the terabytes and petabytes we have captured. Hadoop is one of those relatively new technologies that is taking the industry by storm since it has proven to scale by taking advantage of the MapReduce pattern and distributed computing.

During this hands-on tutorial you will provision a Hadoop cluster, write MapReduce jobs and learn how to store and access data via Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). You will also learn how cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services’ Elastic MapReduce (EMR) and Microsoft’s Azure HDInsight provide Hadoop as a service.

Hacking & Hardening Java Web Applications Workshop

It seems like everyday there is a new headline about a security breach in a major company’s web application. These breaches cause companies to lose their credibility, cost them large sums of money, and those accountable undoubtedly lose their jobs. Security requires you to be proactive. Keep your employer out of the headlines by learning some key security best practices.

This hands-on workshop is designed to teach you how to identify and fix vulnerabilities in Java web applications. Using an existing web application, you will learn ways to scan and test for common vulnerabilities such as hijacking, injection, cross-site scripting, cross-site forgery and more. You will learn best practices around logging, error handling, intrusion detection, authentication and authorization. You will also learn how to improve security in your applications using existing libraries, frameworks and techniques to patch and prevent vulnerabilities.

Dockers for Devs Workshop

Docker and containers are getting a lot of attention these days but what do they mean for devs? How do they fit into DevOps and continuous delivery movements? Where do these tools fit into cloud computing? During this hands-on session we will learn how to install and configure Docker, build images and run containers in a local development environment. But we will also explore using them in a continuous deployment environment by deploying them to on premise as well as cloud services such as AWS.

  • Setting Up Docker
  • Creating Docker Machines
  • Docker Lifecycle
  • Finding & Running Containers
  • Creating Images
  • Linking Containers
  • Sharing Images
  • Composing
  • Using the Docker API
  • Private Repositories
  • Swarm
  • Cloud (Digital Ocean, AWS)
  • Summary
  • Resources

Building Serverless Applications in AWS Workshop

Tired of trying to manage and maintain servers? Never have a large enough operations team? Don’t have a budget for running lots of server? Don’t want to pay for servers siting idle? Afraid you might become so popular that you won’t be able to scale fast enough? Don’t worry, it is possible to alleviate these issues by moving to a serverless architecture that utilizes microservices hosted in the cloud. This type of architecture can support all different types of clients including web, mobile and IoT.

During this hands-on workshop, you will build a serverless application utilizing AWS services such as Lambda, API Gateway, S3 and a datastore.

During this session you will build a simple web application utilizing AWS services and Angular.