Cloud Computing has come up as one of the most sought-after Information Technologies in the web world. Different scales and sectors of organizations – be it sales, IT, marketing, finance, etc have been utilizing the cloud services to access their data and programs over the internet.
It not only saves time but also give a safe and secure environment to their database and on-demand computing programs. The technology has completely changed the way of how applications are analyzed, developed, and tested.
The growing popularity of cloud computing is influencing web and application development companies to reap the advantages of this technology to a large extent. The web development sector is making the use of cloud services for everything – from the performance management to backup and recovery, release management to data center deployment, configuration management to automation.
The use of cloud services in web development through Integrated Development Environment (IDE) incorporates different elements of the web development cycle (from analysis to the delivery of the web project) without any dependencies on local resources and software licensing.
1. In most of the cases, desktop environments create hurdles for developers who have to manage all of their work – from configuration to development of the project on a constant basis. This is a repetitive activity that restricts the productivity.
In fact, most of the developers have to set up work spaces in multiple computers to manage each of their repetitive tasks, without any hindrance.
But with the use of cloud, developers can manage and perform their roles more effectively and deliberately. They can manage all their work-spaces from the safe and secure environment, without any bottleneck.
2. Another disadvantage of traditional desktop –based IDEs is that these workspaces can’t be accessed on mobile devices. Web developers can only open the works paces via secured VPN, particularly if the IT team allows them to do so.
When it comes to cloud computing, developers can access these workspaces on their mobile devices from anywhere, at any time.
3. Collaboration and communication become difficult in the desktop environment. But the cloud-based tools allow developers to have real-time communication with ease. In fact, the developers can take the responsibility to collaborate and perform multiple tasks in a cloud environment.
When we compare traditional desktop environments with the cloud, we will get to know that cloud-based development is more reliable, centralized, effective and collaborative. It makes it easy for developers to engage themselves in all aspects.
The cloud computing technology also takes care of all the web development aspects such as build system, data dependencies, run time environment, etc.
Andrew is a highly experienced IT Consultant. He works for Syscon-Inc, which is an expert in providing the best cloud computing solutions that can help you grow business and increase your revenues.