As you are reading this, KiSSFLOW‘s payment handling mechanism has been
completely moved out of Google Wallet.
KiSSFLOW, from day one has been a product that was built keeping Google Apps
Users in mind and we consciously decided to use Google technologies all-out.
We use Google App Engine, Google Cloud Storage, Google Big Query, Google
Cloud SQL and just about every Google Cloud technology that is out there.
We are extremely happy with Google’s Cloud Services and Support. But one
product has been a pain for us for a while now – Google Wallet.
When Google started moving away from Google Checkout to the new Wallet a
couple of years back it seemed the most obvious choice for us. Firstly it was
a Google product and since all our customers were Google Apps users we
thought it would reduce any friction that might arise in the paying step.
Secondly wallet seemed to be bri... (more)
What the heck is MDM?
Every enterprise relies on a host of master data to run their core processes.
Master Data pertaining to products, vendors, suppliers, customers and
anything critical to the enterprise’s growth is stored in disparate
systems. However, outside these systems, data evolves continuously over
multitude of events. There is no central hub where the master data is stored
for updation across disparate systems. With tons of information exchanged,
there’s plenty of room for data mismatch. Eventually the data becomes
stale and as good as dead, for every mid to larg... (more)
I was on a LinkedIn thread titled ‘How cloud computing is different from
SaaS‘ where Rick Chapman who runs SoftLetter and SaaS University went on
beating on this question ‘What is a private cloud’?
It is definitely worth it given the tremendous amount of confusion in the
term ‘Cloud’ in general and ‘Private Cloud’ in particular. The
motivation for this post is Rick and supported by a tweet I read around the
same time from ‘Carl Brooks‘ who is a technology writer on Cloud at
TechTarget. Let me give it a shot.
First, Cloud is about leveraging economies of scale whether it is public o... (more)
The PaaS market is filled with noise. "Platform as a Service" is surrounded
with blind men around the elephant, each with their own definition PaaS. This
is further compounded by the fact that the Application Platforms landscape is
changing quickly as well. We keep hearing that "Developers" want control of
the code, access to the nuts and bolts of the service they intend to consume.
The same "Developers" seem to be adopting PaaS because of the tremendous
speed and scale advantage. And the same "Developers" seem to be clamoring
over the security and architectural compliance matter... (more)
There are quite a few visual development tools that have failed in the past.
When I say past, I meant the pre-cloud era. The commercially successful ones
are Visual Basic, PowerBuilder (just googled and found out that PowerBuilder
still exists (and has its own Journal) and Oracle Forms 4.5.
Although, popularity and merits of the language need not co-relate. :-) !
And, there are quite few that have come up in the current cloud paradigm. Few
Examples : Coghead (already in dead pool), VisualForce of
Force.com, WaveMaker, Zoho Creator. My POV is on the approach taken to
solve the ... (more)