Cross Platform Cloudware


For a while there has been a flurry of very proprietary application solution development platforms rolled out from salesforce (apex), intuit (quickbase), amazon (a few), google (appengine) and it was only a matter of time before people stopped talking about data portability and though once again about app portability.

It seems dreamfactory have started down that route and their stuff looks really sweet – I bet there are more out there too.

With so many opportunities for app platform providers to get it wrong (over charging, poor service levels, changing APIs, aggressive legal terms just to name a few) this trend is very very welcome.

Next I expect we will once again be talking about language and other standards in the cloud just like we did over the last 20 years with others e.g. C, C+, C++, SQL, Basic (various), Java, Javascript, XML for specific verticals … and so many more.

Everything old is new again.

One comment

  1. By Dan D. Gutierrez
    CEO of HostedDatabase.com

    Old is new, new is old. It is interesting that software, like clothing styles, keep coming back in style. The original appeal of cloudware was its independence of interfaces and languages. But now as PAAS is coming into vogue, we’re back to the old mindset.

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