Elton Stoneman

Elton Stoneman

Elton Stoneman

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Biography

Elton is a Pluralsight Author, Microsoft Azure MVP and Developer Advocate at Docker, Inc. He has been architecting and delivering successful solutions with Microsoft technologies since 2000, most recently Big Data implementations in Azure and distributed applications with Docker.

Currently Elton is interested the expansion of the Microsoft stack outside of the normal boundaries; exploring the great opportunities opening up with .NET Core running on Linux, Windows Containers, and Docker running on Azure.

Elton is a regular speaker at events and user groups – in 2016 he spoke at Microsoft’s Future Decoded and TechDays Online, at the WinOps Conference, Docker London and London DevOps. In 2017 he will be speaking at NDC London, and chairing one of the tracks at DockerCon. He also run the Pluralsight Meet the Authors group in the UK, where you can come and hear industry experts talk on a range of technologies.

Session: The Velvet Revolution: Dockerizing Legacy ASP.NET Apps

Expected Audience: Devs and Architects who want to bring their ASP.NET monoliths into the Brave New World of Docker

Docker has the potential to revolutionize how we build, deliver, support and even design software. But it doesn’t have to be a violent revolution. The end goal might be breaking your existing ASP.NET monolith into microservices which run cross-platform on .NET Core, but the first step can be as simple as packaging your whole application as-is into a Docker image and running it as a container.

In this session we’ll take an existing ASP.NET MVC application and package it as a Docker container image, which we can run on Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10. We’ll see where the packaging process fits in a CI/CD build, and deploy our app on a clustered Docker Swarm running in Azure. That gives us a scalable, reliable platform for our legacy app, and we’ll end by exploring where that can take us.
(Talk) The Velvet Revolution: Dockerizing Legacy ASP.NET Apps

Expected Audience: Devs and Architects who want to bring their ASP.NET monoliths into the Brave New World of Docker

Level: Beginner

Workshop: Windows Containers and Docker: Now is the Time – Elton Stoneman

Windows Server 2016 is out with native support for Windows containers. Will application containers become the preferred delivery model? They surely will, and now is the time to be part of the revolution.

In this workshop you’ll learn why containerization is the next big thing in computing. You’ll pick up the technical skills you need to build and run solutions based on containers, but also explore the architectural benefits of a design based on Docker.

Starting from the beginning with some basic Windows containers, we’ll learn:

  • about container images and Docker
  • the difference between Windows and Linux containers
  • how to build Windows applications into containers
  • what container orchestration is and how it works
  • how to cluster many servers into a single Docker Swarm
  • where to find high quality software to drop into your solution
  • how to scale your solution up and down

By the end of the workshop you’ll be confident building and running complex applications as an orchestrated suite of containers, and you’ll understand why all eyes are on Docker.

Level: Beginner

Expected Audience: Developers and Ops people who work in the Microsoft stack and want to understand what you can really do with containers.

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