ModBox an "Open Platform as a Service" (OPaaS). Ok, what the #@#$ is
OPaaS? OPaaS is PaaS, but open. Think Force.com/Google App Engine/
Amazon EC2 - but open. Really open. Not fake open like so much other
BS services that try to lock you in. In a nutshell,
ModBox is a Web-based distributed development environment that is
neutral in every way. So, you can use any infrastructure you want,
programming language, (e.g., Ruby on Rails, PHP, Java, etc.) any
server, any OS, any database, etc. to create/distribute applications.
Also, because ModBox works over standard
HTTP, you can incorporate existing applications or web services into
applications you create. ModBox brings all the pieces together
for programmers and users. I hope I have borrowed the best ideas from
RAD, frameworks, Web services grid/cloud computing and Open Source to
logical ecosystem which puts a much needed front-end/face on all of
it. Being a programmer, I know getting programmers interested in a new
service is key, or as an old friend of mine used to say, ignore the
programmers and die! With that said, I welcome you to Rock the Box and
let me know if it makes as much sense to you as it does to me. I
would, of course greatly appreciate any feedback as I am not so bold
to think I have cracked the code on the 1.0. The URL is below.
ModBox - Open Platform as a Service:
Thanks for your time.
Sullivan Software Systems
ModBox - Rock the Box.