Salesforce.com Introduces Force.com for Google App Engine
Salesforce.com and Google have introduced Force.com for the Google App Engine, allowing developers to build Web-based applications using cloud-based infrastructure provided by both companies. Salesforce.com has been making aggressive moves into the cloud, including adding capabilities to its Sales Cloud and Service Cloud.Salesforce.com announced a new version of Force.com for the Google App Engine, a set of tools and services for developers to build applications using cloud-based resources, on May 27. The new application allows developers to avoid relying on on-premises infrastructure to create new Web-based applications by letting them pull down real-time cloud computing resources from Google and Salesforce.com. Building Web and business applications directly in the cloud will theoretically streamline the development process.
The newly constructed Web applications will also be able to "leverage enterprise data stored in Force.com," according to both companies. Force.com for Google App Engine provides developers with, among other features, Java libraries designed to run on Google App Engine, the ability to leverage Java in the scalable App Engine cloud environment, and access to Force.com's mobile, analytics, security and sharing models.