Summary:

On this week’s Structure Show hear from Tod Nielsen, now of Heroku but ex of Cloud Foundry, on why it really makes sense for Heroku and parent company Salesforce.com to field more than one development platform.

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Last year, Tod Nielsen jumped from Cloud Foundry to Heroku and now is in charge of explaining why Salesforce.com needs both Force.com (for internal apps) and Heroku (for customer facing apps). Over the past several years, Nielsen spent time at Microsoft, VMware, BEA, Oracle so let’s just say he knows where lots of bodies are buried and is always a great interview. Nielsen will help judge the Gigaom Structure Launchpad event next month in San Francisco.

But first Derrick Harris says not to be naive about Red Hat’s OpenStack support policies and we discuss how AlchemyAPI’s new “computer vision as a service”  can open up whole new worlds of applications. Oh, and why the FCC’s reported proposal to allow a slow-lane for broadband connectivity may end up smacking such innovation in the face. Gigaom’s stance on the FCC’s move is here. 

Oh, and you’ll also get a critique of New Orleans and Atlanta cuisine for free.

 

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Hosts: Barb Darrow and Derrick Harris

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