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Building Applications in the Cloud: Concepts, Patterns, and Projects by Christopher M. Moyer

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1. Fundamentals of Cloud Services

No matter what type of cloud service you choose, you can’t simply expect to use your existing applications without modifications. Most applications are not designed to work in this new age of computing, and much of their architectures need to be redesigned. Before discussing the patterns and concepts required to build your applications in the cloud, first take a look at the fundamental features and functionality of cloud computing. Where did it come from? What does it mean? And what shouldn’t you do with it?

Origins of Cloud Computing

There are many different ideas as to what a “cloud service” actually is. Since its original usage in the early 1990s, the term cloud computing has been expanded, and confused, up ...

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