ReadWriteWeb had several interesting posts this week (April 7-13 2008):
- Google Jumps Head First Into Web Services With Google App Engine – Michael Arrington
Google App Engine, a hosted web application platform. Current limitations: Free up to 500 MB of storage and 5 M page views a month, Python language initially, Synchronous HTTP or HTTPS requests on standard ports (GET, POST, HEAD, PUT and DELETE), Can read but not write to file system (use Datastore for persistance), Application only runs in response to a web request, and must return within a few seconds.
- GitHub: A Social Network for Programmers – Josh Catone
A code repository hosting service and social network for programmers. "GitHub could be the next SourceForge."
- How to Get Customer Service via Twitter – Sarah Perez
The interesting part: How to track tweets. Via a pipe, Tweet Scan or Quotably.
- FirstRain Research Suite: Look and Drool – Marshall Kirkpatrick
An expensive financial web analysis tool with intelligent filtering. Interesting as a concept.