Cloud-based applications provide unprecedented scalability, flexibility, and room for growth. But getting your application into the cloud isn't trivial. In this O'Reilly Breakdown, cloud programmer Dan Pilone walks you through the basics of getting an application into Google's App Engine. You'll get your development environment set up, move a working Java application into the cloud, and get your head around all the concepts involved in cloud-based computing.
You'll also get invaluable insights into the particular problems that cloud computing brings. From caching to not "owning" your data, you'll learn how to think about your application as remotely hosted, rather than just running on someone else's server. You'll also get an in-depth look at Google's authentication and user architecture, which often trips up new cloud programmers. By the time you're through this series of lessons, you'll be comfortable deploying your own applications to the cloud.
The experts in the O'Reilly Breakdown live video series not only break down the concepts of difficult and complex subjects, they also demonstrate practical implementation and use. Each episode features an experienced programmer, developer, or software designer working on real-world challenges, ranging from iPad user interface design and multi-tasking on Android phones to caching in cloud-based applications.