Ask CloudSpring: What Do You Want To Read About The Cloud?

By Toby Tremayne
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Trawling the blogosphere, listening to colleagues and clients and recently seeing some of the comments here on, it is very apparent that there is a great deal of hype surrounding cloud technologies that needs clarified. Many techs don’t seem to understand the divide between cloud development and classical static hosted development, business owners haven’t the first idea what the cloud is and everyone is confused by the conflicting statistics, overhyped media releases and undying myths about the cloud. is on its way toward becoming the go-to web address for cloud tech news, education and discussion, and we want to continue that growth by providing the most useful content we can. Our subscribers run the gamut from developers to C-level officers, from both the experienced camps and the uninformed, and so it is you who knows best what needs to be researched and presented.

So tell us all about it! Let us know in the comments what kind of articles you would like to see, any technologies or companies you’d specifically like us to keep an eye on or present, and any topics you feel need to be discussed in detail, whether as introductory or advanced articles, and we’ll be sure to deliver.

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  • stooni

    eg, How to setup a Blog with a Copy of the Server in the Local Storage and with a Cloud Server?


  • Dan

    I’d like to see a series of tutorials about “scaling the next big thing” – using AWS for instance.

    There’s a lot of information out there that’s not easy to digest and it’s not easy to know exactly what to read up on.

    How do we approach the application and db separation, scaling the database, managing load, pitfalls etc.

    I’m specifically interested in hosting a LAMP stack on AWS that will scale from startup, through moderate, to large usage.


  • BigAB

    I would like to hear about he plausibility and how-to’s of developing entirely in the cloud. Coding in the cloud, testing in the cloud, cloud deployment and a cloud based app at the end of it.

    I also want to see how many times I can say cloud in one sentence.


  • Jeremy Hutchings

    A lot of the situations I get called in to trouble shoot (and clean up) are because of the difference in thinking between building a application – typically stand alone LAMP on 1 dedicated machine, and an actual distributed system.

    The thinking of “continually put it on a bigger server, then go to cloud when you have to” seems to be not only very annoying and prevalent, but very dangerous.

    I think if you are going to attempt to educate, I’d suggest addressing the classic thinking of developing a system vs hacking a few scripts together and then getting in the pros “to get it to scale”.

    The idea of services, layers, caching (not only of data but function) and explaining how developers can and should be using queues.

  • George

    What’s a cloud, besides a lot of hype? And who thought it was a good idea to name something as crucial as data storage after a nebulous item full of water, electricity and other things detrimental to a computer?

  • Gers32

    I’d like to know all about the options for developing a Cloud-hosted application via PaaS, all the while avoiding “vendor lock-in”. I’ve been considering a Ruby-on-Rails/HTML5 stack, and maybe the exo Cloud IDE.