Out of the cloud and onto the system - Project Hydrazine

Cloud computing is one of those elusive concepts that can easily be taken for granted at times. Sure, the cloud exists; it's functioning as a network for applications, web services, and devices. But what is it really doing and how can it be leveraged in our own development projects? Enter Project Hydrazine, the "rocket fuel" behind JavaFX and the driving force behind current innovations in system administration and application development.

In this edition of Innovating@Sun, host Hal Stern, VP Global Systems Engineering, interviews Bob Brewin, VP, Sun Distinguished Engineer, to discuss Project Hydrazine--a back-end infrastructure service which offers a new and open approach to application development and deployment. With the provision of infrastructure as a service offering, one can create a virtualized environment in which systems and applications can be built and deployed as if they were in the datacenter and then easily moved across a multitude of devices. With technology like this, it is apparent that Sun's core value, "The Network is the Computer" reigns supreme in the development of Sun innovations.


Listen to the podcast as Brewin and Stern discuss:

  • the foundation of Hydrazine: the notion that web services and their application platforms should be built on a set of open platforms to prevent vendor lock-in
  • the many levels of Hydrazine, from its strong infrastructure/network, to open core platforms to build upon, to the frameworks that offer easy leverage and deployment
  • the advanced capabilities of the Java Runtime Environment, providing new deployment mechanisms and liberation from hostile browser environments
  • how developers and system administrators can begin to build and utilize JavaFX technologies

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Transcript
Project Hydrazine website
JavaFX website

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