Nothing lifts a development team's spirits like watching an application go viral. It’s a wonderful feeling–at least, until the monthly cloud bill comes in. Some developers believe that managing the cost of computing is a responsibility for the devops squad. Coders write the software, toss it over the wall, and let someone else worry about paying for it. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Smart developers know that their coding decisions make a big difference for the company bottom line. Bulky code is slower and requires more cloud resources to run. Choosing better algorithms and writing tighter code is about more than just speed. Well written code costs less to run.