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Interview: Geir Magnusson on Cloud Computing


Geir Magnusson on Cloud Computing

Geir Magnusson, VP of Engineering at 10Gen, sat for this interview with Ryan Slobojan at QCon London, 2009.

The interview begins with a question about the definition of cloud computing and ends with a question about OSGI libraries. In between the questions range from implications of the Cloud on application development, vendor lock-in, the effect of open source on Java, and the future of Apache Harmony.

Geir shares his Cloud expertise and viewpoint in this interview: Geir Magnusson on Cloud Computing

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  • Google's AppEngine is pretty nice.

    by Richard L. Burton III,

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    I believe AppEngine did a pretty awesome job. They even went as far as to go with a Java standard JDO or JPA to abstract their data store layer. I don't feel it's a *high* risk for vendor locking, but it would require some thought in abstracting certain parts of your code base in case you intend to move away from them.

    Good video.

    Best Regards,
    Richard L. Burton III

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