Chapter 7. Working from Your Processes to the Clouds

A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.

—Frank Herbert (1920–1986)

Okay, we are moving up the stack. We have an information- or data-level understanding of our problem domain from Chapter 5, “Working from Your Data to the Clouds,” and a service-level understanding of our problem domain from Chapter 6, “Working from Your Services to the Clouds.” Now we need to look at completing the story by having a process-level understanding—the purpose of this chapter.

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