Some unstructured thoughts on Google exposing some big web-app hosting infrastructure
- Obviously using this probably makes you acquisition-friendly and/or more hire-able to Google?
- But does the appearance of a service like this make it more attractive to leave Google? When do those FYIFV T-Shirts come out anyway?
- And if you used to work at Google, and you left, would this style of development be something you'd miss? Would you use a former employer's service as a leg-up in your new gig?
- Have enough people left Google trained in this style of web development to constitute a market segment in their own right?
- Is this a case of programmers commoditising their complements?
- It's probably a good thing that Techcrunch currently has the number 1 match for "google app engine" on Google, right?