Lucas Carlson, “Programming for PaaS” 
2013 | ISBN-10: 1449334903 | 144 pages | PDF, EPUB | 7,4 MB


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


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