Chapter 17. Agile ALM in the Cloud

Cloud-based computing promises, and often delivers, capabilities such as scalable, virtualized enterprise solutions, elastic infrastructures, robust services, and mature platforms. Cloud-based architecture presents the potential of limitless scalability, but it also presents many challenges and risks. The scope of cloud-based computing ranges from development tools to elastic infrastructures that make it possible for developers to use full-size test environments that are both inexpensive and easy to construct and tear down, as required. The first step to harnessing its potential is to understand how application lifecycle management (ALM) functions within the cloud.

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