From Command Line to Cloud: Developer Tools for Cloud Agility in Visual Studio 2012


Building and maintaining amazing cloud apps requires the right toolkit. Since the dawn of computing, the command line interface has been an integral part of the developer arsenal. In this session, we’ll take a look at how the right cloud technology offers developers innovative capabilities such as dynamic app creation, scaling and patching, all through a command line that can be invoked by hand, in Visual Studio 2012, or by third party systems. We’ll create a 3-tier .NET application in Visual Studio with an ASP.NET website, a WCF service, and a database. Then we’ll build, package, deploy, and scale it in the cloud all from the convenient and familiar Windows command line.

Matthew Ammerman

Matt brings over a decade of technology-related customer implementation and development experience to his role as Apprenda’s VP of Client Services.  Prior to co-founding Apprenda,  Matt held several roles in customer support and service in multiple technology sectors.  Among them, Matt provided customer support to the largest web-based distance learning program in the United States.  He also coordinated client service and support efforts of enterprise-grade VoIP and PBX systems for many government agencies in New York State and across the country.  Matt joined Sinclair Schuller and Abraham Sultan in 2005 to initiate R&D efforts on the SaaSGrid SaaS Application Server.  Today, Matt leads Apprenda’s client services team, which drives implementation and customization of SaaSGrid for customers around the world.  Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New York at Albany.