Cloud is a Piece of Cake : Cloud Computing for Beginners
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Cloud is a Piece of Cake : Cloud Computing for Beginners

Start building cloud apps in less than five days.

About the Book


1.) What Will The Book Teach You?

2.) This Book Is Different

3.) Introduction to Cloud

4.) Set up a Virtual Machine

5.) Build a News Reader App - Part 1

6.) Build a News Reader App - Part 2

7.) Scale It Up

8.) Secure Your App

Why cloud? 

The evolution of cloud technology has drastically reduced the time and effort to ship an idea to the market. You neither need costly physical servers nor expensive maintenance engineers. Moving to the cloud takes care of everything. The best part is you only pay for what you use. This is a boon for individual developers and start-ups. 

What is in this book? 

Ever wondered how apps like Uber, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Instagram, Feedly, etc. work? Uber provides you locations of available cars real-time. Whatsapp, Snapchat lets you send text, photos and videos instantly. Instagram enables you to share photos. Feedly gives you news of your interest. This book teaches you to build such cloud apps. 

Who is the book for? 

1. You are a computer science student looking to learn industry skills. 

2. You have basic coding skills and want to learn cloud development. 

3. You are a software engineer with years of experience but don't understand the cloud. 

4. You want to move your service to cloud. 

5. You want to develop cloud apps. 

About the Author

Febin John James
Febin John James

Febin John James co-founded Infootball (formerly called Boutline).  

Reader Testimonials

Naresh Annangar
Naresh Annangar

Sr. Security Researcher, Zscaler

Febin does a brilliant job of introducing cloud computing jargon in layman's terms while at the same time carefully guiding the reader in getting started in building cloud apps practically without spoon feeding him/her.

Vishnu Sosale
Vishnu Sosale

Android Developer, HackerEarth

Cloud computing is no more the future; It is the present. From playing a game on Facebook to reading an e-book on a Kindle, everything is driven by cloud computing around us. This book makes learning fun, interesting and you get to solve real world problems .If you are a wannapreneur, entrepreneur, a student or someone who wants to start off with cloud computing, then this book is for you. Beware this book gets you addicted to cloud computing!

Vicky Regi
Vicky Regi

Former Student Ambassador At Google

I was trying to understand the basics of "Cloud Computing", referred various titles which made this topic a little challenging. Since I am a beginner I was pretty sure it is going to be a challenge, But then I figured every step and every single thing you require is in this book. From the programming codes to the SQL queries it was put across in such a way i could actually figure out, Like! "This is this, and that is that". It was all so amazing to read and know as to "Yes" we can do all this.

Syed Amanat
Syed Amanat


This book is the best if you want to learn about "What is Cloud ?", "What is Amazon Web Service", "How to deploy your product without spending even a single penny? ", The book just doesn't give you much theory but it involves you into its mini news room project .The Author has focused firmly on beginners which makes it much more easier to understand if you have even a little experience in programming. I have read a lot of books on cloud amongst all , I highly recommend this book.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Praise for Cloud Is a Piece of Cake
  • Thank You
  • What Will The Book Teach You?
  • This Book Is Different
  • Introduction to Cloud
  • Set up a Virtual Machine
  • Build a News Reader App - Part 1
  • Build a News Reader App - Part 2
  • Scale It Up
  • Secure Your App

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