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  • Up, up and away: Java app development heads to the cloud

    With all the hype surrounding cloud computing, everyone is eager to see how the cloud "revolution" will play out. And while a "paradigm shift" might be interesting for analysts and theorists, day-to-day IT professionals need to know how the cloud cha... 

  • Developing for the cloud: Challenges and best practices

    The developer is in demand more than ever, and yet the role still alludes most in the IT world. With some insight into cloud computing, platforms and ecosystems, development processes can be more clearly defined, and the part of the developer will co... 

  • Upwardly mobile: Building apps in the cloud, for the cloud

    Until now, most cloud applications have been developed in desktop environments, but cloud integrated development environments (IDEs) may be poised to upset the status quo. The question is, can cloud IDEs provide greater value to developers than local... 

  • Amazon Kinesis

    Amazon Kinesis is the fully managed Amazon Web Service (AWS) offering for real-time processing of big data. 

  • Amazon's data-flow PaaS: AppStream and Kinesis

    Learn why AppStream and Kinesis are different kinds of data flow services. 

  • Salesforce Work.com

    Work.com is a corporate performance management platform for sales representatives with a user interface (UI) that resembles a social networking website. The platform, which is a Salesforce product, targets employee engagement in three areas: alignmen... 

  • cloud-oriented architecture (COA)

    A cloud-oriented architecture (COA) is a conceptual model encompassing all elements in a cloud environment. In information technology, architecture refers to the overall structure of an information system and the interrelationships of entities that m... 

  • single-tenancy

    Single-tenancy is an architecture in which a single instance of a software application and supporting infrastructure serves one customer.  In the software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model, a customer is called a tenant.  

  • OpenShift

    OpenShift is RedHat’s cloud development Platform as a Service (PaaS). 

  • Web app development

    Web app development is the creation of application programs that reside on remote servers and are delivered to the user’s device over the Internet. 

  • Force.com

    Force.com is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) product designed to simplify the development and deployment of cloud-based applications and websites. 

  • Testing as a Service (TaaS)

    Testing as a Service (TaaS) is an outsourcing model in which testing activities associated with some of an organization’s business activities are performed by a service provider rather than employees. 

  • native cloud application (NCA)

    A native cloud application (NCA) is a program that is specifically designed for a cloud computing environment as opposed to simply being migrated to the cloud.  

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Learn more about cloud application development, whether you're focused on developing applications for the cloud and/or in the cloud. Whatever your role, this section will help you become an authority on cloud application development with tutorials, case studies, white papers, problem solving tips and up-to-date news and feature articles. Read best practices and learn what's different today, versus earlier internet application development and web application development techniques.