How Containers Facilitate Cloud-native App Development
Although they’re not restricted to running in the cloud, “containers” increasingly pop up in discussions about cloud-native application development. But before getting into the “why,” here’s a brief overview of what containers are. In simple terms, a container is a standardized package of software. Everything needed for the software to run is inside the container, including the software code, runtime, system tools, system libraries, and settings. Containers isolate apps’ execution environments from each other, but share the underlyingRead more
Is Cloud-native Application Development Worth It?
With the right development team, just about any application should be capable of being moved to the cloud. But to fully reap the benefits of the cloud, it’s not enough to move apps there. For optimal performance and value, an app should be architected and created specifically to run in a cloud environment using what’s known as cloud-native app development. This is different from the traditional waterfall approach development teams have used previously and is the basis forRead more
Application Development in 2020: Trends, Tools & Technologies
The cloud has drastically changed the business world. To keep pace with and support those changes — and in some cases drive them, the field of application development has had to make its own changes. Among those dominating our attention in 2020 is the change to cloud application development services. Cloud-native: Beyond the Fads Cloud-native app development refers to designing apps that don’t just reside in the cloud. They’re purpose-built, deployed, and managed to leverage the cloud’s elasticRead more