FREE Cloud Services for Application Developers

Cloud computing has been around for a little while but has only (relatively) recently started to ‘take off’ and be used by techies and non-techies alike.

Whether its a complex backup solution or your use of Apples iCloud, many computer users out there are now using cloud based services.

In addition, there has been a growth in cloud based services for applications – and the great news is that in line with this, the number of free cloud based services for application developers has increased.

We’ve come across a nice little article that has produced a list, accompanied by a short description, of the free cloud services that are currently available for application developers.

The main categories of cloud services for application developers that are currently available are:

  • Cloud Integrated Development Environments (IDEs).
  • Source Code Management (also known as Version Control and Source Control).
  • Issue Tracking.
  • Databases (including open source databases).
  • Content Management Systems (CMS).
  • Payment Gateways.
  • IaaS/PaaS/Code Hosting.
  • Load Testing.
  • Monitoring.
  • Knowledge Base and Helpdesk (support).
  • Web Analytics.

Although most people are aware of cloud computing, you may struggle to think of many cloud services that you use.  This could be because you are not using many cloud based services or that you are using them – you are just not aware that you are using them.  However, as a general rule, many application developers will be aware of some cloud based services.  To check that you aren’t missing out on any of the useful (and most importantly free!) cloud based services for application developers, XEround.com have produced an article briefly describing the following cloud based services:

  • Koding.
  • Cloud9 IDE.
  • eXo.
  • Codesion.
  • github.
  • bitbucket.
  • Mercurial.
  • Fossil.
  • TrackStudio.
  • YouTrack.
  • Issue Tracking Anywhere.
  • xeround.
  • MySQL.
  • Couch DB.
  • Mongo DB.
  • Cassandra.
  • Neo4j.
  • Hadoop.
  • WordPress.
  • Drupal.
  • Joomla.
  • Quantum Gateway.
  • Fast Charge Payment Gateway.
  • SwissMICSI.
  • Amazon Web Services.
  • CloudBees.
  • Engine Yard.
  • Jelastic.
  • phpfog.
  • Load Storm.
  • SOASTA.
  • Blaze Meter.
  • pingdom.
  • monitor.us.
  • Neuster Web Performance.
  • User Voice.
  • NeuQs.
  • 2help.biz.
  • iHelpDesk.
  • Google Analytics.
  • Woopra.
  • Clicktale.
  • Clicky.

So, as you can see, quite a comprehensive list of free cloud based services for application developers is covered!  If you’re interested in any of the services listed above, then check out the original article for more information!

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2 Responses

  1. Andy Kinsey says:

    maybe worth also mentioning open cloud from rackspace … looks like a great open source solution for cloud platforms.

    http://www.rackspace.com/open-cloud/

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