# Wednesday, 04 November 2009

If you need a primer on "what is the cloud" from a consumer perspective, my other blog has a good post that explains my definition.

When I talk about "development in the cloud", it basically means implies three things:

  • The application or service is available on the Internet
  • The code you develop is managed and hosted on an Internet server
  • The application is aggregating web services found on the Internet

I won't get into the specifics of multi-tenancy, or any other operational aspects of cloud computing, since there are many means to the same end of delivering services in the cloud.

Cloud services aren't always HTML web applications, although that's primarily what I focus on. Rich Internet Applications (RIA) built on frameworks such as Flash, Flex, and Silverlight are also strong components of the future of cloud computing.

Wednesday, 04 November 2009 15:37:51 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)