Chapter 9. Using the cloud

This chapter covers

  • Introducing cloud computing
  • Working with multiple cloud providers
  • Gathering information on the cloud host
  • Compiling to various operating systems and architectures
  • Monitoring the Go runtime in an application

Cloud computing has become one of the buzzwords of modern computing. Is it just a buzzword or something more? This chapter opens with an introduction to cloud computing that explores this question and what cloud computing looks like in a practical sense. You’ll see how it relates to the traditional models working with hardware servers and virtual machines.

Cloud computing is a space filled with various cloud providers. It’s easy to build an application that ends up being locked into ...

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