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Chris Keene's "Keene View" Blog Larry Ellison recently unleashed a tub-thumping tirade against cloud computing. Here is a quote: "The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do. I can't think of anything that isn't cloud computing...The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women's fashion." Larry Ellison recently unleashed a tub-thumping tirade against cloud computing covered by Ben Worthen (with further comments from Daya Baran, Geva Perry and Dan Farber). Here is a quote from Larry: "The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do. I can't think of anything that isn't cloud computing... The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women's fashion."... (more)

WaveMaker 6.0 SaaS-enables Web Apps in Minutes

Saas Journal on Ulitzer Until today, web developers creating SaaS apps have been faced with an ugly choice: use proprietary development platforms like Force.com or build an open solution from scratch. WaveMaker released the first open cloud development platform. WaveMaker 6.0 is a visual development platform that runs in a browser. WaveMaker makes it ridiculously easy for anyone to prototype, develop and customize great looking web applications. How easy you ask? Well, how 'bout: 15 second WaveMaker hello world test drive 7 minute WaveMaker multi-tenant SaaS screencast Free open so... (more)

WaveMaker's Community Grows and Grows

Open source companies live or die by the health of their communities. WaveMaker's proudest achievement last year was creating a passionate and rapidly growing community. Thinking back, probably our most important decision affecting community health was made early in the year, when we decided to dump our AGPL license in favor of Apache. Although we had never gotten direct feedback that the community didn't like AGPL, we had more forum posts than we thought was healthy that asked pointed questions about our licensing. This let us know that people were confused, and if there was an... (more)

PaaS Takes Center Stage

Over the last week, Platform as a Service has moved out of the shadows to become big news in the cloud world. Here is a quick roundup of recent events: RedHat acquires Makara: this is a great move by RedHat, who has been hitherto a peripheral player in the great cloud game. Makara gives RedHat a platform that makes it much easier for developers to deploy cloud applications while also providing rich debugging capabilities. The Makara founding team came from Wily and brings deep understanding of application lifecycle management for cloud applications. Cloudbees gets funding for a Ja... (more)

Development Tools For Cloud Computing

Chris Keene's "Keene View" Blog For cloud computing to take off, there need to be tools available that enable a developer to build and deploy an application without having to download anything to their desktop. This requires an on-demand development tool that sits on top of the cloud and provides a development Platform as a Service (PaaS). There are two paths that a vendor can take to create a development platform for cloud computing: cloud-first or tool-first. Cloud-first approach to PaaS: first build a cloud platform, then build a development tool that runs on top of it. This is... (more)