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Intel® Cloud Builder Guide: Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel® Platforms with Novell* Cloud Manager

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Experts Answer Pressing PaaS Cloud Development Questions

As is the case with any “as a Service” application, before you embark on a Platform as a Service (PaaS) project, you must establish standards and strategies for how you plan to approach the implementation in order to be successful.

This e-guide lays out expert tips for PaaS application development in the cloud.  Find key strategies like:

  • Develop your application in a compartmentalized way
  • Build your application for failure to anticipate curveballs thrown your way
  • Keep your code and database simple
  • And more.

Also find a FAQ section that addresses pressing questions surrounding how PaaS affects cloud application development.

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