Monthly Archives: September 2011

SaaS at your fingertips

Have you ever wondered what does it take to develop an SaaS app? What kind of developer resources are needed? Infrastructure? Tools? Platforms?

Let’s say you want to build a small app that shows on the fly the value of a stock and its market cap. You need a place to host it, a developer to write the code and find a credible feed of stock price info. Sounds a bit (but not too) complex.

Or, do it in 30 seconds, provided you know what a spreadsheet is…┬áTry this.

(Hint: It’s a Google Docs spreadsheet. Hosted somewhere in a Google datacenter. Stock price and marketcap retrieved via Google Finance).