As shown on the Hiking Map, the elevation gains on the y-axis cover the different levels from a ‚Thing‘ on earth to the clouds in the sky. Thus, the naming of the elevation gains is related to water vapour and its types of condensation in the atmosphere.
It starts with the term ‚Mist Computing‘, where mist is water vapour that condenses very close to the earth’s surface. Mist Computing comprises multiple topics around a ‚Smart Thing‘ like electrical wiring, hardware framework, or embedded operating system. To this end, we categorize the related hiking trails in ‚Bare-metal Fundamentals‘, ‚Embedded Software‘, and ‚Internet Connectivity‘.
Right after the mist comes the ‚Fog Computing‘, where fog is water vapour that also condenses close to the earth’s surface, however, enabling a wider vision. For Fog Computing, stay tuned for the different hiking trails that will be available soon.
Next, there is the term ‚Cloud Computing‘, where cloud is water vapour that condenses high in the atmosphere. Cloud Computing comprises multiple topics around the ‚Cloud‘ like deployment models, data analytics, and cyber security. To this end, we categorize the related hiking trails in ‚Cloud Fundamentals‘, ‚Cloud Services‘, and ‚Cloud Architecture‘.
Finally, the sky is the limit, why the last level of the elevation gains is the term ‚Sky Computing‘, where the sky is the panorama observed from the universe. For Sky Computing, stay also tuned for the different hiking trails that will be available soon.