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Programming for PaaSby Lucas Carlson
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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, its hard to keep track of what PaaS has to offer. This thorough introduction takes you through the PaaS model from a developers point of view, and breaks down the types of services that Google App Engine, Windows Azure, Heroku, Cloud Foundry, and others deliver.
Whether youre 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.
As a web application developer, youve had only a few options in the past 20 years: shared web hosting (easy but slow and unreliable) or dedicated web hosting (hard and unreliable). Platform as a service (PaaS) not only gives you a new option, it offers the best of both worlds as an easy, fast, reliable, and scalable solution.
Among other advantages, this book will give you:
About the Author
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. 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 Writers 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.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: The Cloud for DevelopersChapter 2: What Is PaaS?Chapter 3: Types of PaaSChapter 4: Moving Legacy Apps to PaaSChapter 5: Writing New Apps for PaaSChapter 6: Mobile Apps on PaaSChapter 7: A Look at Core ServicesChapter 8: Why Not PaaS?Chapter 9: The Future of PaaSChapter 10: ResourcesColophon
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