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Mastering Cloud Computing

Foundations and Applications Programming

Mastering Cloud Computing is designed for undergraduate students learning to develop cloud computing applications. Tomorrow's applications won’t live on a single computer but will be deployed from and reside on a virtual server, accessible anywhere, any time. Tomorrow's application developers need to understand the requirements of building apps for these virtual systems, including concurrent programming, high-performance computing, and data-intensive systems.

The book introduces the principles of distributed and parallel computing underlying cloud architectures and specifically focuses on virtualization, thread programming, task programming, and map-reduce programming. There are examples demonstrating all of these and more, with exercises and labs throughout.


Undergraduate students in cloud computing courses, as well as professionals who want to learn about this technology

Paperback, 468 Pages

Published: May 2013

Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 978-0-12-411454-8


  • 1. Introduction

    2. Principles of Parallel and Distributed Computing

    3. Virtualization

    4. Cloud Computing Architecture

    5. Aneka: Cloud application platform

    6. Concurrent Computing: Thread programming

    7. High-Throughput Computing: Task Programming

    8. Data Intensive Computing: Map-Reduce Programming

    9. Cloud Platforms in Industry

    10. Cloud Applications

    11. Advanced Topics in Cloud Computing


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