The fast-changing technology had led us all transforming tangible storages into something almost unlimited, the air. And that is what we all call now as the ‘cloud’.
What is The Cloud? How Does It Actively Work?
For us to understand it better, as the terms suggest, the cloud is a way to carry information available via the internet that allows anybody who owns it or can access it available. Just like the actual cloud that fills up our skies, everybody benefits from the cloud’s shade. In whichever part of the country you are, a cloud is there to provide shade, to hold rain and to make cover us from the terrible heat of the sun.
Now, imagine this perspective put into your computer.
The cloud is there to make it possible for you to connect to a network of servers in which one server may specialise in storing your files or to run your applications for you. The best benefit you could get is that no matter what device you use, because you’re on the move, in the office or at home, you can access it via the internet.
Now there are tools in making this cloud able to do the tasks it was purposely derived from. Here are the 5 cloud components every cloud developer should know:
1. Serverless functionality
Any good developer knows that not implementing accurate data access management to their database is equivalent to poor data management. Therefore, anything that would prevent data breach should be embraced whole-heartedly. If your server has this function, do pay attention and know how to use it right. It is imperative to know how to set up a backup right before you begin anything, as not having a back up could accumulate to a data disaster of losing data you can’t afford to lose. Azure, for example, has this capability in keeping your data safeguarded. They use geo-replicated databases between micro-services and data centres, proving global reliability when it comes to making data efficiently available and accessible at high speeds in a given region. This assures you not only of the safety of your data but also durability and sustainability of such built services.
2. User-Friendly Capability
At times it can seem hard to deal the constantly updating components of the cloud, so much so, that even the most experienced of cloud engineers may find themselves lost in unfamiliar territory when a new update comes along. Finding a user interface for cloud engineering and development that is close to your nature can be the key to help cloud developers stay on top of the everchanging enigma that is the cloud. For example, Kafka developers find that having a Kafka GUI styled for performance monitoring enhances their development, speeding up the whole process. And development involves lots of programming, and even more debugging; so incorporate technology stacks that suits your style of code editing. Let’s not forget unit testing, follow your program up with streamlined unit tests, and the whole process comes to life like a living and breathing organism, yearning to reach its most optimum performance, which is never. The Windows warrior platform Microsoft Azure is a great example that provides familiarity in writing programs, virtual tools, and advanced technologies across its different components through user-friendliness and unified design principles. This familiarity allows developers to create programming solutions with ease of transferable skillset due to the ease in the platform interface they are working from.
3. Versatility and Resilience In Functions
To aid you in simplifying your applications, you can decompose parts of them into micro-services (functions), this reduces the risk of sensitive information being passed to ordinary or malicious users if you are to run a whole application. While it is important to keep the privacy of users between you and your individual users, it is your equally pertinent that you keep your system’s internal information and capabilities inaccessible to the other who doesn’t have the authority to do so. Splitting your applications different components up into separate functions and microservices minimises the detrimental effects of service outages and redundancies and makes your application resilient to hacking.
4. Virtual Machines (VMs)
Almost all techies agree that the future for containers or containerisation is here to stay for the long haul. Windows offer 64-bit VMs as you run your application on Azure. Their 2008 operating system offers a server specifically designed for cloud computing compatibility. This relieves the developers from having to worry about setting up compatible virtual machines while allowing the application to operate with other Azure components using Windows Azure agents.
5. Creating Scalable Applications with a Pricing Benefit
A web app is what developers create to complete digitised services for clients and customers. As we move into a more interconnected society, web apps originally built for a local audience have grown with a need for the capacity to scale up to an international audience, a developer should know how to store data and information effectively. If need be, he would also, restructure these data again. All of these operations originally came with a hefty price, and not affordable at all to your average small business. But nowadays, resources from the cloud can help to decrease your IT costs by using dynamic price for creating, debugging, testing, and distributing applications and website on rented “property”. Building scalable applications can be made even easier with containers when developing a data streaming app service, the user-end app service can be bundled into a container to put onto an easy Kafka docker hub to help with the mass-distribution of the user-end of the app service effectively.
Dealing with software and programs require a whole new language in which, the easier the language is to understand, the better the program that can be developed. So, as you decide on what tools you want to use as a cloud developer, do keep in mind the five cloud components mentioned above.