CERN Computing Seminar

Learning more about the ingredients of cloud applications

by Josef Spillner (SPLab, Zurich)

31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre (CERN)

31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre


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On the intersection between software engineering, cloud computing and data science, researchers have recently shown increased interest in tangible software artefacts often used to implement microservice-based applications and cloud applications in general. These encompass Lambda functions, Helm charts, Docker containers and other pieces of code with associated metadata and deployment configuration.

The talk is divided into two parts. First, it presents our plan for a global observatory on these artefacts, and invites you to join the effort. Second, it dives deeper on specifically Helm charts, their capabilities and quality issues, and presents a developer-friendly (CI/CD-integrated) quality assurance tool simply called HelmQA.

About the speaker

Josef Spillner is a senior lecturer and head of the Service Prototyping Lab at Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. He is lead guest editor for the Journal of Cloud Computing and general co-chair of IEEE/ACM UCC and BDCAT 2019. In the past, he was founder of the Open Source Service Platform Research Initiative to promote re-usable software for scientific work. He published a doctoral dissertation about metaquality of services and a habilitation treatise about stealth computing in multi-cloud environments.

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