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Npm Cloud Computing Libraries

Most Popular Npm Cloud Computing Libraries

NameSizeLicenseAgeLast Published
@google-cloud/storage172.76 kBApache-2.07 Years7 Sep 2023
pm2-axon-rpc3.58 kBMIT9 Years1 Apr 2021
firebase-tools552.88 kBMIT10 Years12 Sep 2023
@google-cloud/pubsub374.13 kBApache-2.07 Years15 Sep 2023
@google-cloud/firestore549.59 kBApache-2.06 Years20 Jul 2023
applicationinsights331.63 kBMIT9 Years16 Aug 2023
@azure/core-auth8.72 kBMIT4 Years3 Aug 2023
@azure/core-tracing15.13 kBMIT4 Years5 May 2022
@azure/core-rest-pipeline160.91 kBMIT2 Years7 Sep 2023
@azure/abort-controller11.95 kBMIT4 Years5 May 2022
parse890.52 kBApache-2.011 Years15 Sep 2023
@azure/core-lro66.08 kBMIT4 Years24 Jul 2023
@azure/core-client133.51 kBMIT3 Years1 Jun 2023
@azure/core-paging7.43 kBMIT4 Years2 Feb 2023
@azure/identity270.71 kBMIT4 Years15 Aug 2023

When are cloud computing libraries useful?

In the world of JavaScript development, cloud computing libraries are useful in the following scenarios:

  • Serverless Computing: Cloud computing libraries enable application logic to run in response to specific triggers such as changes to data in a database, shifts in system state, or user actions. This is especially useful in architectures that embrace the Serverless model where application code is primarily executed in ephemeral containers.

  • Scalable Data Storage: Cloud libraries offer storage solutions that easily scale. As your data grows, these services handle the growth behind the scenes, freeing you from the complexities associated with scaling storage architecture.

  • Distributed Systems: In a distributed system where various services need to communicate synchronously or asynchronously, cloud libraries can offer the necessary inter-service communication, queue management, and event-driven messaging.

  • Big Data Processing: For applications handling big data and requiring real-time processing, cloud libraries provide many big data analysis tools.

What functionalities do cloud computing libraries usually have?

The functionalities provided by cloud computing libraries cover a broad spectrum, depending on the services available in each cloud provider. However, common functionalities usually include:

  • Database Services: This can include both SQL and NoSQL database strategies.

  • Storage Services: Libraries often provide functions to handle large object storage (like video, audio, and high-resolution images) as well as finer grained storage.

  • Networking Services: Includes functionalities like load balancing and DNS management.

  • Analytics Services: Includes tools for data processing and analysis.

  • Machine Learning Services: Functions are available to leverage machine learning models and integrate them into applications.

  • Serverless Functions: Allows for the triggering of ephemeral functions resulting in highly scalable and cost-effective execution of business logic.

Gotchas/Pitfalls to look out for

As with any technology, there are potential pitfalls when working with cloud computing libraries. Below are a few to consider:

  • Vendor Lock-In: When choosing a cloud library, developers are often tied to the cloud services and APIs of that specific vendor. This makes it difficult to switch to another cloud provider without significant code changes.

  • Understanding Costs: While cloud services can scale automatically, so can the associated costs. Understanding the costing model of your cloud provider is paramount.

  • Security: It is crucial to correctly set permissions and manage service keys. Misconfigurations can leave your application vulnerable to data breaches.

  • Version Control: Just like any npm package, cloud libraries evolve and have version changes. These can introduce breaking changes if not cautiously handled.

  • Networking Issues: Depending on the region of your cloud servers, latency might be a problem. Ensuring your application can effectively handle these latencies is crucial.

  • Dependency on Third-Party Services: Remember that servers run by a third-party are not under your control. Outages and service disruptions, while rare, can occur and be harmful to your application's performance.