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