Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Dave Winer looks into Google's App Engine and sees the future | Outside the Lines - CNET News.com

Interesting times...

It's still early in the platform-as-a-service sweepstakes. But the signs are clear. As Nick Carr pointed out in his book The Big Switch, the large clouds will cover the planet with computing infrastructure. Amazon has to be more motivated to improve its Elastic Compute Cloud, and big players like Sun, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Yahoo, and others will also be inspired to open their clouds to developers. But as Dave pointed out, we are in the BASIC, embryonic days of platforms-as-a-service.

Dave Winer looks into Google's App Engine and sees the future | Outside the Lines - CNET News.com

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