Chapter 4. Standards

The goal of this chapter is to outline the standards that relate to IaaS cloud management and comment on how these can be leveraged in creating cloud applications.

Data Exchange

This chapter looks at several data exchange languages and tools that are important in cloud computing, particularly XML and JSON. Most applications built on top of IaaS clouds need both XML and JSON. This chapter helps users gain a basic background in the topic without having to go to external sources to understand the content in the book.

Extensible Markup Language (XML)

XML has been around for a long time, but a few points about it are worth discussing in relation to clouds. The first problem a programmer encounters with XML is how to parse it. ...

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