Moving Development to the cloud
Access to servers via cloud infrastructure raised the bar of what can be achieved by leveraging third-party computing power. One area amongst multiple others is the possibility to centralize code repository and development environments in the cloud.
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In this article we will talk about:
- Leveraging third-party services for front end development
- Leveraging cloud-native IDE for backend development
- Deep integration of
githubwith cloud-native IDEs
- The code to move the development to the cloud
- Services available for cloud development
- Remote debugging using tunneling
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Unlike the front-end dev environment, backend code IDEA is a little tricky. Requirements of backend code are a little different from the front end, and sometimes involve a lot of moving parts. Things such as databases, authentication, payment processing systems, etc require special attention when developing code.
The following are some serious contenders to look into when wanting to move a part of backend code completely to the cloud environment.
- VS Code on Microsoft Azure
- VS Code on Google Cloud Engine
- Gitpod more serious with support of Go/TypeScript and Java(The team behind language server and Eclipse Theia Cloud IDE), Coder, CodEnvy, CodeReady Workspace
- Github Codespace ~ a code editor running inside
Cloud IDE, especially on the front-end side, is getting a little more serious. Not only they remove hustle to deal with environment setup, but they also make it possible to demo end results in real-time. There is an increased capability to ship the code as early as possible. There is a myriad of those, but these two stand out.
- DBaaS Pricing
mongodb~ How to connect to mongo database in
mongodb~ How to install
mongodbon AWS EC2 Instance?
Tunneling for remote debugging
It is quite a challenge to debug certain things, the WebHook from a live server is one of them. The following tool makes it possible to test those. It would be even easier if the development environment was entirely cloud-powered.
- How to setup a remote development server from scratch
- DevOps ~ using Ansible
- Improve Your App Testing With Amplify Console’s Pull Request Previews and Cypress Testing
- Amplify Console – Hosting for Fullstack Serverless Web Apps
- MS DevTest Lab
In this article, we reviewed possibilities to move development to the cloud, the cost associate with the move, and cases when that move makes sense. There are no additional complementary materials in the “Testing
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