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5 Stars. Very informative and easy to read. If you are beginning to learn about the cloud, this should be your first book. It will give you a strong foundation on what is the cloud / being in the cloud means. Todd did an excellent job explaining these services using simple terms, analogies and the use of pictures. I do recommend this book. Great work Todd (A+) will be waiting for another of your technology books. - Alfred0

5 Stars. This should be your first cloud book. I selected this book to get a strong foundation in what "being in the cloud" means. I learned that and much more. I am an older backend developer and wanted to start learning about the devops phenomenon. I selected this book in order to learn and appreciate some basic and fundamental concepts first. I highly recommend this book. - L. Figueroa

What is the cloud?

Discover the secrets of the cloud through simple explanations that use lots of pictures and lots of examples.

In Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10, you’ll discover:
  • How the cloud got its name. A more interesting story than you might think.
  • An intuitive picture based definition of the cloud.
  • What it means when someone says a service is in the cloud.
  • If stormy weather affects cloud computing.
  • How the internet really works. Most people don’t know. You will.
  • The real genius of cloud computing. Hint: it’s not the technology.
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly of cloud computing.
  • How cloud computing changed how software is made—forever.
  • Why Amazon AWS became so popular. Hint: it’s not the technology.
  • What happens when you press play on Netflix.
  • Why Kindle is the perfect example of a cloud service.
  • The radically different approaches Apple and Google take to the cloud.
  • How Google Maps and Facebook Messenger excel as cloud applications.
  • Cloud providers are engaging in a winner-take-all war to addict you to their ecosystems.
  • Key ideas like: VM, serverless, container, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, virtualization, caching, ISP, OpEx, CapEx, network, AMI, EC2, S3, CDN, elastic computing, datacenter, and cloud-native.
  • And so much more.
Sound like gobbledygook? Don’t worry! It will all make sense. I’ve been a programmer and a writer for over 30 years. I’ve been in cloud computing since the beginning, and I’m here to help you on your journey to understand the cloud. Consider me your guide. I’ll be with you every step of the way. Sound fun? Buy Explain Cloud Like I'm 10 and let’s get started learning about the cloud today!. I want to learn more!