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chapter 18

Coding Cloud-Based Applications

BEHIND THE SCENES, DEVELOPERS who create new cloud-based applications or who move existing applications to the cloud are truly driving the cloud’s explosive growth. Creating a cloud-based application is very similar to building a traditional web-based application. Developers normally use a programing language such as PHP, Ruby, Perl, Pty, or C#, along with HTML and CSS, and a database. As discussed in Chapter 3, Platform as a Service (PaaS), many cloud-solution providers offer tools that developers need to build and deploy a solution. In this chapter, we will look at two of the most widely used developer platforms: Google App Engine and Windows Azure. In addition, many companies now offer tools that ...

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