Open Wins, note on App Engine

With recent cool announcements from Google (Amazon? Nah, too expensive!), I hear a lot of people bursting out in great enthusiasm “Ah, fab, let’s move to App Engine!”. But I think it’s always good to step back and think twice… even though it is *darn cool stuff*. Here’s something to keep in mind:

“The bottom line is that if you build your application on App Engine, Force or EC2/S3, you are locked into those platforms. Moving off will require a substantial re-engineering effort.”

Although Joyent aren’t exactly neutral in this matter, they do have a point. Here’s the full post.