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Thursday, October 12, 2006


APEX == A Programming language EXclusively for who?

I must be missing something. Why on earth would anyone invest their information systems in a proprietary hosted language?

Please clue me in. And why is this guy doing the seig heil? 8^)

From zdnet...

Mark Gorenberg... hailed Apex as the most significant announcement since Sybase announced stored procedures.
Really. I am flabbergasted.

1 comment:

mtraven said...

Companies are already willing to entrust their sales data to salesforce.com's hosted platform. That's a hell of a lot more valuable to companies than code, so it's not that big a leap. They analogize to to PL/SQL, and that's about right -- that's proprietary too, and people use it because it allows them to run code close to their data.

But I don't know why they felt they needed to write a whole new language rather than implement an existing one.

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