Overview Technological trends over the last decade have made it possible for organizations to rely on “as a service” models. Instead of purchasing software, companies can pay service providers for access to the specific tools and services that they need. FaaS, which stands for “function as a service,” provides a robust, cloud-based approach to helping…

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cloud agnostic strategy

The landscape of business IT and computing has altered dramatically over the last few years. At least 91% of organizations have adopted the public cloud for a multitude of tasks. Public Cloud refers to cloud computing services such as storage, software, and virtual machines provided by third parties over the internet. Some of the biggest public cloud providers…

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REST API

The term REST refers to a type of software architecture. It is an acronym for REpresentational State Transfer. Within the software development world, when REST architecture is used, it is referred to as RESTful web services. The term REST, first coined by computer scientist Roy Thomas Fielding in 2000 in a doctorate dissertation paper, helps to streamline and simplify what would be otherwise complex data…

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Command Line Interface

Often referred to as a character user interface, a command language interpreter, or a console user interface, a command-line interface (CLI) is a set of command lines in an interface that interacts with a specific program. Within that program, the user is able to set commands in text-form. This allows them to view and manage…

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command line interface

CLI stands for Command Line Interface, although it may sometimes be short for Command Line Interpreter or Command Line Input. The command line is where users input text to command the program they are working with to perform a specific task. Command lines can control operating systems, apps, communication tools, games, development tools and so…

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In 2020, the cloud reigns supreme, containers make app deployment as easy as ever, and developers work directly with operators. Discover the evolution of information technology and how software development has benefited from it. Table of Contents The Current State of Computing Development Process Application Architecture Deployment and Packaging Application Infrastructure How IT Evolved To…

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History of Information Technology

Over the last half-century, we’ve seen the advent, rise, and evolution of IT in response to technological and social changes. What once was necessary has become obsolete, and technology that we couldn’t have imagined has become vital to everyday life and business. Below, you’ll find an introduction to the different eras of IT, each of…

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Infrastructure as a Service

As digitalization continues to disrupt industry after industry, the “everything-as-a-service” business model is one of the most important shifts. By reducing the need for owning high-cost and high-maintenance technology, the possibility to subscribe for hosted software, platforms and infrastructure is revolutionizing the way companies operate. IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) is a business model where companies rent…

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PaaS Platform as a Service

One of the most prominent technology trends during the last decade is the rise of the “everything-as-a-service” business model. PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) belongs to this category. By providing an agile and cloud-based alternative to traditional on-prem platforms, PaaS has effectively revolutionized the way many organizations operate. Demand for PaaS services is predicted to grow significantly in the coming years, as an…

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