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  1. The Cloud for Developers

The Developer’s Plight

What the Cloud Has Done for Innovation

The Cloud: A Brief History for Programmers

Introducing APIs

Along Comes DevOps

The Arrival of Application Lifecycle Management

The Next-Generation Cloud with Platform-as-a-Service

The Core of the Cloud

Managed Platforms versus Productized Platforms

The Cloud’s Promise (or Hype)

The Cloud in Five Years

The Promise Fulfilled

  1. What Is PaaS?

Conjuring a Website

Early Options for Developers

Shared Web Hosting

Dedicated Hosting

PaaS: The Best of Both Worlds

The Developer’s Holy Grail

Sharing the Load

Language Considerations

PaaS Pricing

Is PaaS Really New or Just IaaS++?

PaaS: A Vital Tool for Modern Apps

Moving Toward Higher-Level Languages

Managing the Backend

Conjuring Confidence

  1. Types of PaaS

Non-Portable: Following a Template

Google App Engine

Windows Azure

Non-Portable Conclusion

Portable: No Heavy Lifting Required


Cloud Foundry




Summary: Where Do You Want to Live?

Dealing with Legacy and Greenfield Apps

Tapping Into Services

Moving Toward Open Standards

The Allure of Open Source

Evaluating Your Legacy

  1. Moving Legacy Apps to PaaS

Initial Considerations

Sidestepping Potential Problems

Common Questions to Ask Yourself

Even More Legacy Code Issues


Asset Hosting

All About Blob

PHP with Amazon S3

Node.js with Azure Blob Service

Generalized Asset Hosting Functions in Ruby for Rackspace Cloud Files

Uploading with Plug-ins

Session Management






Filling In the Pieces

Caching with memcached in PHP

Caching with MongoDB in Node.js

Generalized Caching Functions in Ruby for Redis

Asynchronous Processing

Serving Up Stored Data

How to Create Asynchronous Processes

More Advanced Scheduling of Background Tasks


The Dilemma of Stored Procedures


Miscellaneous Gotchas

The Optimization Trap

Starting from Scratch

A Final Note on Legacy Apps

  1. Writing New Apps for PaaS

Breaking Down the Monolith

Independent Thinking

Leveraging APIs for Mobile Development

The Emergence of JSON and REST

A Look at JSON

A Look at REST

A Look at Metaservices

Consuming RESTful Metaservices

Application Clients

Mobile Clients

Thin Web Clients

Thick Web Clients

The Unique Contribution of PaaS

Four Important Benefits

A Solution for Enterprises and Governments

The Effect of Moore’s Law

  1. Mobile Apps on PaaS

A Brief History of Mobile App Development

The Apps of the Future

Data Structures


Consuming Metaservices in Mobile Clients



How PaaS Makes Mobile Backend Development Easier

It’s Fast to Build Mobile Backend Metaservices

It’s Easy to Scale Metaservices with PaaS

I t’s Easy to Pick the Right Underlying Core Services

Portable Interfaces Can Be Used on Many Devices

Serving a Large Audience

  1. A Look at Core Services

Non-PaaS Core Services

Evaluating PaaS for Services

Saving Time with Managed Databases and PaaS



Caches and PaaS: Look for Redundancy

Solving the Challenges of Email

The Importance of Monitoring

Considering Your Options

Taking the Long View

Load Testing

Planning an Upgrade Path

Storage Options

  1. Why Not PaaS?

Public Cloud versus Private Cloud

What Is Private Cloud?

How to Choose: Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

Open and Closed

How to Choose: Enterprise Businesses

The Limitations of PaaS

Fitting Your App into the Mold

More Considerations

Avoiding Limitations

Encountering Resistance

Putting the Limitations in Perspective

  1. The Future of PaaS

The Influence of OpenStack

Keeping Your Development Options Open

Outages: Your Biggest Problem

Regaining Control Through Open Source

Micro Magic

Limitations of Open Source PaaS Libraries

The Virtues of Versatility

Final Thoughts

  1. Resources.

PaaS Providers

IaaS Providers

Managed Services

Data storage: MySQL

Data storage: PostgreSQL

Data storage: CouchDB

Data storage: MongoDB

Data storage: NoSQL

Data storage: Redis

Data storage: Caching





Background Tasks


Error Monitoring



Migrating Legacy Apps to PaaS

WordPress Plug-ins

Drupal Modules

Joomla! Plug-ins

Greenfield PaaS App Development