Dreamforce Day Two Announcements

8 12 2010

Yesterday, Salesforce.com announced support for Java application development and a cloud-based database, Database.com.  Today, they announced their intention to acquire Heroku for $212 million.  This will give Salesforce.com the ability to support Ruby on Rails software development on their platform.

 

Why is Ruby on Rails important?

  • It’s open source and multi-platform
  • It has a highly-productive set of software development tools
  • Over 1 million Ruby on Rails developers today
  • Heroku says they have over 105,000 apps deployed on their platform and that their customers added 2,600 new apps last week
  • Big, scalable, apps like Groupon and Twitter have been written in Ruby on Rails

 

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