By Bruz Marzolf
It’s hard to imagine a profession where you can make greater use of cloud services than web development. Web developers can build things that run in the cloud, using tools in the cloud. On top of that, freelance web developers can use cloud services to manage their businesses. Here’s how.
Building in the cloud
In the past, freelance web developers often had to play the role of system administrator, setting up and maintaining servers and databases and the like. These days, there are a number of services that provide these same needs with minimal set-up effort, allowing developers to focus more on what they’re building and less on infrastructure. That’s not to say that building on top of cloud services makes sense for every situation, but it’s a choice freelance developers and their clients can make based on trade-offs of time, cost and various technical factors. (more…)