dotCloud prides itself on making things easy for developers and IT shops, and now, with just a few lines of code, Web developers and designers can build full-featured applications and take advantage of a selection of cloud APIs, without writing a single line of back-end code or worrying about servers. The beta release includes APIs for data storage, real-time data synchronization, as well as integrations with the Twilio and Twitter APIs.
Theres never been a better time to be a developer, said Solomon Hykes, CEO of dotCloud, in a statement. The variety of tools available to create applications is mind-blowing; languages, databases, APIs. However, too much choice can be overwhelming. What the cloud needs right now is a starter pack, an environment that is super-simple and lets you build new things very fast, without locking you into a proprietary straight jacket. Thats what were building with dotCloud JS. Its the perfect way to start developing in the cloud.
With this release and our recent announcement of new pricing and support services, we are beginning to redefine the role of PaaS and its responsibility to developers and IT organizations, Hykes said. Cloud platforms are now a legitimate alternative for critical business applications. The technology works and it scales. Smart technology leaders are looking for the right PaaS vendor that they can trust with reliability, long-term support and compliance. That trusted vendor is what were building.
Hykes said developers want things to be simple, but they also dont want to be constrained; they want something thats open and thats what weve given them, he told eWEEK. dotCloud launched with support of PHP, Ruby, Perl, Python, Java and Node.js. The company later added support for MongoDB, Redis and MySQL. Now, dotCloud offers support for 14 different language, database or framework scenarios to offer the most choice and the most openness in the industry, Hykes said. With a simple command, developers can create an automatically managed development and deployment environment that supports PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl, Java, Node.JS, MySQL, Redis, RabbitMQ, Solr, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and more.
To build an application for free, go tohttp://js.dotcloud.com.