Overview Cloud Tasks is a managed service from Google that helps clients manage and distribute tasks to their queues. As a result, developers gain numerous benefits that help them build applications and other products more efficiently while cutting costs. While Cloud Tasks has a lot of features, asynchronous code execution stands out as the one…

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Overview For those who understand application development and architecture, the difference between modern practices and those used a decade or two ago is stark. Along with other IT changes, the evolution of app architecture has led to cost and time-savings for both companies and clients. Table of Contents Monolithic App Architecture N-tier Architecture Microservices Achieve…

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Overview The three eras of application infrastructure are: Datacenters Hosted data The cloud While they’re all different, each technology is built on what came before it, and the lines separating the eras can be quite blurry. In fact, many companies still use hybrid models, where cloud hosting is better for some applications and hosted storage…

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Overview While app infrastructure and architecture were evolving, so was the face of software deployment and packaging. Over the past three decades, app deployment has become more efficient, a must in a world that increasingly lives and works online. The evolution of deployment and packaging since 1980 has ultimately lead to improved efficiency, scalability, and…

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Overview If you’ve followed our series on the evolution of IT, you know that we still need to talk about how the development process has changed over the years, which is where we pick up today. Improvements in the development process have shortened the time to create software and decreased fragmentation between different departments in a…

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future of devops

The term “DevOps” is a phrase that was coined by Patrick Debois approximately ten years ago. It is used to describe the methodology behind operation and development engineers working together from design to development. Developing a strong understanding of DevOps allows you to experience improvements regarding the efficiency and quality of the development of your…

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DevOps Tools

DevOps processes help companies to overcome the organizational challenges in an efficient, robust, and repeatable way. DevOps tools are a collection of complementary, task-specific tools that can be combined to automate processes. IronWorker and IronMQ are two DevOps tools from Iron.io that can help your business save money and scale on demand. The following solutions…

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DevOps Best Practices

Evolution is the key to survival. This is not only true for living organisms but also for companies. DevOps is a set of tools and practices that help speed up the development and operationalization of software products. This allows companies to better serve their customers by providing them with high-quality products. Essentially, this helps beat…

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What Is DevOps

DevOps is a buzzword that sometimes means different things depending on who you ask. The actual definition of DevOps is a compound of development (Dev) and operations (Ops), DevOps is the union of people, process, and technology to continually provide value to customers. DevOps teams from startups to large enterprise have been using Iron.io solutions…

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Platforms, Languages, and App Services The case for cloud platforms is being made convincingly these days. Platforms magnify the power of virtualized cloud infrastructure first by providing an ability to quickly deploy and scale applications. And second by providing greater visibility and control of this virtual environment. The growth and success of platforms such as…

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