Posts Tagged Design
- The reliability of GAE does need to be fixed, regardless of designing for the cloud.
- People do not know what they are getting themselves into when ditching traditional (read SQL) data stores and don’t know how to engineer for eventually consistent, high latency data storage.
- The engineering cost of developing for the cloud has to be considered – it may be more expensive than traditional hosting.
- Startups may wish for massive growth when their idea goes viral, but wishful thinking has a cost. Building a massively scalable application (regardless of the platform) may be unnecessary if realistic projections are used.
I like GAE and it’s vision and I like that the platform forces developers to think through their engineering. But for some the pain of learning may be too much and should probably be avoided if there is a serious business to run that needs to make money and keep customers happy.