Chapter 3. The platform for cloud-native software

This chapter covers

  • A brief history of cloud platform evolution
  • Foundational elements of the cloud-native platform
  • The basics of containers
  • Use of a platform throughout the entire SDLC
  • Security, compliance, and change control

I work with a lot of clients to help them understand and adopt cloud-native patterns and practices, as well as a platform that’s optimized to run the software they produce. In particular, I work with and on the Cloud Foundry platform. I want to share an experience of one of my clients who adopted Cloud Foundry and deployed an existing application onto it.

Although that deployed software adhered to only a few of the cloud-native patterns covered in this book (the apps ...

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