PaaS news, information, and how-to advice

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What's a PaaS?

With spending on Platform-as-a-Service expected to exceed $20 billion in this decade, Web developers need to get a firm understanding of the technology

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Salesforce gives Heroku an enterprise makeover

App Cloud features Heroku Enterprise cloud, the Force platform, the Lightning development platform, and the Trailhead interactive learning environment for app builders

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Build microservices apps on Azure Service Fabric

Azure Service Fabric, Microsoft's PaaS solution for microservices, provides a highly flexible framework for building cloud-scale applications. Here's how to take advantage of it

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How to build apps on Salesforce's platform

Not only does Salesforce offer easy application development and deployment in the cloud, its Trailhead training site offers self-guided courses to get you there

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Big data, big challenges: Hadoop in the enterprise

Fresh from the front lines: Common problems encountered when putting Hadoop to work -- and the best tools to make Hadoop less burdensome

Taking enterprise mobile development beyond the essentials

How the Backend brings flexible user authentication, granular access control, and other enterprise features to mobile applications

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With OpenShift 3, Red Hat puts container power in developers' hands

With the new version of OpenShift and the brand-new Atomic Enterprise Platform, Red Hat moves to make container technology a developer tool, not just an admin's one

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IBM announces container service for Bluemix

IBM Containers service, based on open source Docker software container technology, is designed to help developers deliver apps across hybrid cloud environments

Microsoft woos startups with $120K in cloud computing credits

The company is attempting to lure new customers to Azure cloud services with big savings through its BizSpark Plus program

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Dive into Google Cloud and App Engine

A hands-on tour of the No. 3 cloud reveals how it measures up to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure

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Red Hat's CEO is dead wrong about the cloud

A dustup ensues after Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst asserts that the public cloud is 'obscenely expensive.' Guess who's pushing back?

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Red Hat reworks OpenStack, OpenShift for containers

Red Hat's repackaging and integration effort aims to ease app delivery across all platforms: bare metal, VMs, and containers

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Microsoft looks to empower IT in the cloud

At its Ignite conference, Microsoft unveils the Azure Stack software collection

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Function junction: An introduction to AWS Lambda

Stateless, event-driven, and message-oriented, Lambda is a new kind of service for new kinds of applications

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First look: Microsoft's Azure App Services sweeten cloud development

Polished integration of Azure Websites, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Services is a big step forward for cloud-oriented developers

Google Cloud platform can now be managed from a phone

Google has started the beta of the Android version of the console, with an iOS version expected this year

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It came from the cloud: The looming change in IT

PaaS is finally getting traction, and when it takes hold, the lives of developers will change forever

Alibaba enters U.S. cloud market, signaling global ambitions

The Chinese e-commerce giant's cloud business is expected to face an uphill battle in the U.S. market

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