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Cloud Computing Journal Book Review

Cloud Computing is the buzz within software circles, especially among software architects

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Cloud Computing: Web-Based Applications That Change the Way You Work and Collaborate Online
by Michael Miller is an excellent introduction to this phenomenon within the software industry. Written using a style that takes the reader on a gentle journey through a "brief history of computing," explaining where we have been and why we'll be living and working in the clouds in our future, the book is an excellent introduction.

The book is not a deep technical book on cloud-based architectures and how to implement those architectures using .NET or J2EE technologies, if you're looking for that then I would still recommend reading this book and then finding a more technical treatise somewhere else.

Every few years there seems to be a new buzz word within our industry, or more accurately, a myriad of new buzz words. As a software architect the buzz over the last few years has been around Service Orientated Architecture although the buzz more recently seems to involve Clouds.

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A "blue-badge" .net architect and developer at Intel Corporation since March 2007, Doug Holland is part of the Intel Mobility group and is presently working within an advanced tools and development team with an emphasis on graphics performance. He holds a Master's Degree in Software Engineering from Oxford University and has been awarded both the Microsoft MVP and Intel Black Belt Developer awards. Outside of work, Holland enjoys spending time with his wife and four children; and is also an officer in the Civil Air Patrol / U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.

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