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Platform-as-a-Service: Lessons from Manufacturing

At Cloud Expo, Red Hat’s Gordon Haff to discuss how a PaaS can bring industrialization to the development and deployment of apps

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Software development, like engineering, is a craft that requires the application of creative approaches to solve problems given a wide range of constraints. However, while engineering design may be craftwork, the production of most designed objects relies on a standardized and automated manufacturing process. By contrast, much of what's typically involved when moving an application from prototype to production and, indeed, maintaining the application through its lifecycle remains craftwork.

In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Cloud Product Strategist, will discuss how a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) like Red Hat OpenShift can bring industrialization to the development and deployment of applications. By abstracting irrelevant details and automating key activities, a PaaS can do for software development productivity and quality what assembly line innovations did for manufacturing.

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Gordon Haff is Cloud Evangelist at Red Hat.

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