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About two years ago, Salesforce.com introduced its Force.com offering, through which the software-as-a-service giant invited developers to create cloud-based applications that would run on Salesforce.com’s own infrastructure.

I must say that when I first heard about Salesforce.com’s efforts to allow development for the cloud through its own Force.com site, I was a bit skeptical about the initiative. However, as I started to use the tools and feel my way around, my doubts gave way to intrigue.

For solution providers that have an ISV component to their business or develop custom applications, Force.com offers a solid on-ramp to build applications in the cloud and move to a software-as-a-service model.

The read the full story, click here:
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Cloud-Computing/Building-for-the-Cloud-with-Forcecom-759200/