Cloud Computing: Web-Based Applications That Change the Way by Michael R. Miller

By Michael R. Miller

Cloud Computing: Web-Based purposes that modify how you paintings and Collaborate On-Line


Computing as you recognize it has replaced. not are you tied to utilizing pricey courses saved in your laptop. now not will you manage to merely entry your information from one laptop. not will you be tied to doing paintings basically out of your paintings computing device or taking part in merely out of your own computer.


Enter cloud computing–an intriguing new approach to paintings with courses and information, collaborate with family and friends, percentage principles with coworkers and buddies, and so much of all, be extra efficient! The “cloud” contains millions of desktops and servers, all associated and available to you through the web.


With cloud computing, every little thing you do is now web-based rather than being desktop-based; you could entry your entire courses and files from any desktop that’s attached to the net. even if you must proportion photos together with your kinfolk, coordinate volunteers for a group association, or deal with a multi-faceted venture in a wide association, cloud computing can help do it extra simply than ever earlier than. belief us. if you want to collaborate, cloud computing is how you can do it.


     •    Learn what cloud computing is, the way it works, who should still use it, and why it’s the wave of the future.

     •    discover the sensible advantages of cloud computing, from saving cash on dear courses to gaining access to your records ANYWHERE.

     •    See simply how effortless it's to regulate paintings and private schedules, percentage files with coworkers and neighbors, edit electronic photographs, and lots more and plenty more!

     •    how you can use web-based functions to collaborate on studies and displays, percentage on-line calendars and to-do lists, deal with large projects, and edit and shop electronic photographs.


Michael Miller is understood for his informal, easy-to-read writing variety and his skill to give an explanation for a wide selection of complicated themes to a regular viewers. Mr. Miller has written greater than eighty nonfiction books over the last 20 years, with greater than one million copies in print. His books for Que contain Absolute Beginner’s consultant to machine Basics,  Googlepedia: the last word Google source, and Is It Safe?: maintaining Your laptop, your enterprise, and your self on-line. His web site is found at


Covers the preferred cloud-based purposes, together with the following:

     • Adobe Photoshop Express

     • Apple MobileMe

     • drift OS

     • Google Docs

     • Microsoft workplace stay Workspace

     • Zoho Office


CATEGORY:  net Applications

COVERS:  Cloud Computing

USER LEVEL:  Beginner-Intermediate

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The Google App Engine provides a fully integrated application environment. Using Google’s development tools and computing cloud, App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale. All you have to do 3 Cloud Computing: Web-Based Applications That Change the Way You Work and Collaborate Online Table of to 44 PA R T I Understanding Cloud Computing is develop your application (using Google’s APIs and the Python programming language) and upload it to the App Engine cloud; from there, it’s ready to serve your users.

This can be seen by observing the large number of small and start-up companies offering cloud development tools. In a more established industry, the smaller players eventually fall by the wayside as larger companies take center stage. That said, cloud services development services and tools are offered by a variety of companies, both large and small. The most basic offerings provide cloud-based hosting for applications developed from scratch. The more fully featured offerings include development tools and pre-built applications that developers can use as the building blocks for their own unique web-based applications.

Lower-Cost Computers for Users Here’s a quantitative financial advantage: You don’t need a high-powered (and accordingly high-priced) computer to run cloud computing’s web-based applications. Because the application runs in the cloud, not on the desktop PC, that desktop PC doesn’t need the processing power or hard disk space demanded by traditional desktop software. Hence the client computers in cloud computing can be lower priced, with smaller hard disks, less memory, more efficient processors, and the like.

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