You may remember Steve Good as one of our very first Spotlights here on the blog. I thought it would be cool to circle back around and see how things were going for him and his projects.
In case you didn’t see the previous Spotlight (here), here is a quick bio on Steve: he is from the DFW (Dallas/ Fort Worth) Area in Texas. He is one of thecoordinators for the CFML User Group in Dallas and has been working with Jelastic since pretty much day one. He is pretty active in a number of dev groups and is doing some pretty cool stuff in the Grails community as well.
The Jelastic Spotlight with Steve Good
Hey, Steve. So we talked last back in May. How are things going for you since?
Busy as always. Since the last time we talked, I have moved the entirety of my VPS farm over to Jelastic (most of these sites I was able to consolidate into a single environment). Also, my current company, KaiNexus, is evaluating using Jelastic as our platform as we grow in the European markets.
Wow. That’s pretty cool to hear for me. Are you still working on the same projects? I remember you were working on Gamer Friendly Hotels. How’s that going?
Sadly, Gamer Friendly Hotels is on an indefinite hold due until more resources can be allocated to the project. My blog is still running strong on Jelastic and has seen more uptime than ever before.
So, I hear that you are participating in an upcoming global hackathon. What’s that about?
Grails48 is a 48 hour, worldwide, Grails hackathon. It starts this Friday, the 9th, and will finish the following Sunday. The goal is to build some amazing apps with Grails and to build a strong developer community. The team behind the hackathon have really done a great job organizing the event. Readers can check out more about it at http://grails48.com/
How did you put your team together?
Teams are all volunteer based. Any recruiting was done through Twitter, G+ and through email. The Dallas Grails community is steadily growing and getting stronger. I hope to get a number of people who are new to Grails really excited about the platform. If any of your readers are in the Dallas / Fort Worth area they are more than welcome to join my or any of the other worldwide teams.
Any new tools out there that you are using?
- What is the cost?
- What kind of changes do I need to make to my app for it to run on the platform?
- How easy is it to deploy?
- What kind of customer support does the company provide?