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Programming for PaaS (Paperback)

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Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is gaining serious traction among web and mobile developers, but as new PaaS providers emerge and existing vendors upgrade their features, it's hard to keep track of what PaaS has to offer. This thorough introduction takes you through the PaaS model from a developer's point of view, and breaks down the types of services that Google App Engine, Windows Azure, Heroku, Cloud Foundry, and others deliver. Whether you're an entrepreneur or part of a large enterprise development team, this book shows you how PaaS can help you focus on innovative applications, rather than spend your time worrying about technical operations.

Track the cloud's evolution from IaaS and DevOps to PaaS Learn how PaaS combines the simplicity of shared web hosting with the control of dedicated hosting Explore the benefits of both portable and non-portable PaaS options Apply best practices for moving legacy apps to PaaS - and understand the challenges involved Write new applications for PaaS from scratch with RESTful meta-services Use PaaS to build mobile apps with backend services that scale Examine the core services that each major provider currently offers Learn the situations in which PaaS might not be advantageous

Computing & ITComputer programming / software developmentWeb programming Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA Publication Date: 06/09/2013 ISBN-13: 9781449334901  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lucas Carlson is a professional Ruby programmer who specializes in Rails web development. He has authored a half dozen libraries and contributed to many others, including Rails and RedCloth. He lives in Portland, Oregon and maintains a website at Doug Baldwin (born November 12, 1952) is a playwright, actor and copywriter living in Portland, Oregon. He began his stage career as an actor, with appearances in many New York theatres, including Playwrights Horizons and Manhattan Punch Line, where he acted in a well-reviewed production of Room Service[1]. He has also appeared in feature films (among them Zero Effect andMusic Within) and television shows (Leverage,Nowhere Man, Under Suspicion, etc.), as well as in a number of national TV commercials. His comedy Drawing Down Clio won the 1997 Oregon Book Award for Drama. The Xenophobe was the recipient of a 2000 Oregon Literary Fellowship and won First Place in the 2001 Writer's Digest Writing Competition. Suicide Table is his most recent script, and deals with the theme of luck and the role it plays in the lives of two New York City firefighters vacationing in Reno. Baldwin is also a copywriter for large companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Intel, General Foods and Nike.

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