Experiments in the Cloud, Part 2: Traditional vs Cloud Architectures

After a long haitus, I return to continue this series. I’ve actually changed slightly what I’m doing with this blog, but the core remains the same but I’m utilizing one less external service. I have to preface this article again with my hosting of this blog is more about learning about these services on AWS. Even in the 5 month break between the first part and this part, AWS has come up with some great additions to their services.

Experiments in the Cloud, Part 1: Traditional vs Cloud Architectures

I’ve been spending a lot of time re-evaluating my thinking of “cloud computing.” Today “cloud” is so diluted of a term, I hesitate to use it. Spinning up VPSes on the fly is a form of cloud computing, but I’m talking about some of the origins of it – Amazon Web Services for example. What’s the difference? A lot actually. I’m still learning as I go along, and this series of posts is meant to solve a couple of problems: Writing out my thoughts and trying to explain things will help me organize my own thoughts as I try to design the future infrastructure of my current business and potential future endeavors.

Tools of the Trade

One of the posts I wrote last time I restarted this blog was a list of services or tools that I use that have aided me in running my business. Given that I wrote that a few years ago, I figured that an updated list would be in order. One stark change that has happened with me is that while I still dive in on iOS and Android code, my primary focus these days is on architectural and forward thinking things.