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From "Van Riper" <>
Subject [ANN-OT] February 19 - Stateful Applications that Scale Like Stateless Ones by Orion Letizi at Googleplex in Silicon Valley
Date Sun, 17 Feb 2008 23:10:17 GMT
Advanced Registration is required to be part of give-away drawing. You
can register at:

 This is a free event open to the general public. So, please forward this
announcement on to other interested parties. The online meeting
announcement is here:

18:30-19:00 Arrive & mingle -- Food & drinks provided by Google
19:00-20:30 Stateful Applications that Scale Like Stateless Ones
                  talk by Orion Letizi

Within every innocent web application lies a sleeping monster. There
comes a time when every successful web application outgrows its
single-machine architecture. Whether for high-availability, scalability,
or both, the adult web application must grow to live on more than one
application server. That's when the latent beast strikes: the State
Monster. The most recent accepted wisdom about solving application state
problems in a scaled-out production architecture is to make your web
application "stateless"—i.e., externalize all application state out of
the application tier so that any application server can serve any user
request. Unfortunately for the owners of such applications, making it
"stateless" is hard to do, corrupts the programming and data model of
the application, and pushes the problem out to other pieces of
infrastructure that are ill-equipped to handle it. Stateless programming
is hard on the application developer, hard on the application
infrastructure, and hard on the application. There must be a better way
to write business applications. In this talk, we will discuss the
current "stateless" application paradigm, its shortcomings, and a new
alternative using Terracotta's open-source availability and scalability
technology for the Java Virtual Machine.

Please be sure to preregister at so
you will be eligible for our raffle. We will be Using Jim Weaver's JavaFX
Spinning Wheel for our raffle. You can learn more about the project at:

Currently, the prizes include:

* IntelliJ IDEA license from JetBrains
* Ajax Security from Addison Wesley
* Pro JSF and Ajax: Building Rich Internet Components from Apress
* Filthy Rich Clients from Addison Wesley (2 copies)
* Professional Hibernate from Wrox Press
* Professional Java Development with the Spring Framework from Wrox Press
* Professional Ajax 2nd Edition from Wrox Press

This meeting was organized by the Silicon Valley Web Developer JUG and
is being co-hosted by the Silicon Valley JUG.

| Michael "Van" Riper
| Silicon Valley Web Developer JUG

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