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The Best of the Week (May 2): Cloud Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Apr. 18 to Apr. 24). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Cloud Foundry: Node.js Service Brokers Open-Sourced

We also enjoy using Node.js and taking advantage of the vigorous growth in the community supporting it. With 160+ new modules being added to NPM every day, there is a lot of good code available that's useful for writing REST servers.

2. Getting Started With Service Bus (Azure and Windows Server) With Samples

What most people are familiar with is Azure Service Bus, and they are reluctant to try it because they think that you need an Azure account and so on. However, there is a package for Windows Server which can be installed on local servers and it can be used just like Azure Service Bus.

3. PaaS: Buildpacks

Buildpacks have become the way to standardize the setup of your stack in a PaaS. In some areas of PaaS, buildpacks may become displaced by Docker images and Dockerfiles, but for now they are the best and most portable option for PaaS and the majority of the PaaS ecosystem is standardizing on them.

4. For Cloud Workloads: The Right to Ban Uncertainty and Revolt against Taxation

Cloud workloads are similar to their traditional datacenter counterparts in that they are created to serve. Best practices dictate that you should protect your systems in the cloud as you would protect conventional infrastructure.

5. The History of Cloud Computing

As it is necessary to know about the evolution of any thing before using it similarly it is necessary to know the history of cloud computing to know more precisely about this concept, before using it.


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