Advocates of platform-as-a-Service offerings promote how easy it is to deploy and manage applications without having to be - or to hire - a system administrator. But as with most things, there are inevitable trade-offs. The less you have to manage the platform you deploy to, the more you're tied to the stack the PaaS provides. Today AppFog adds a duo of supported services to their stack, bringing new database and email options to the company's developers.
InstantAPI promises to let developers create an API “in minutes.” Developers are currently signing up to the beta release to experiment, while Founder Scott Ling has plans for a API-as-a-service version to meet enterprise needs. He spoke to ProgrammableWeb about the InstantAPI roadmap.