Yes, it does, there is bad code in the cloud, not all code, but a good amount.
Because you can easily throw more “stuff” at it to make it more “elastic” and “spinning” up things makes it more performant.
These tactics work in the short-term and get you out of a jam, but that’s all they are meant to be, if your code is performing badly, no amount of memory will ever make it run better.
If you have a leaky roof, you don’t keep putting more and more shingles on it each time it leaks, eventually, you need to strip it all away and look at the layers underneath that are the ones causing the leak.
It’s easier to write code in the cloud, it’s much harder to know when to leverage those features that take your code and make it better but make no mistake at the end of the day, it will always be what you put into your code that will make it great.
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