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Mastering NetBeans by David Salter

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Chapter 4. Managing Services

Historically, developers used to write monolithic applications that ran on a single machine without interacting with any other systems. Of course, that was long time ago (in terms of software development), and now, developers write all sorts of applications that can run on a wide range of devices such as mobile telephones, desktop computers, or remote servers that provide Platforms as a Service (PaaS).

In addition to running our applications on a range of devices, as developers, we also consume a lot of different services—some within our applications, and some purely to make our development easier and more robust. For example, we all use bug-tracking systems, and many of us use continuous integration systems or remote ...

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