那些年,我們一起用的 Google App Engine

第一次覺得自己參與 OSDC.tw 這麼深 LOL

事情是這樣的,在今年的 OSDC.tw 研討會中,有一場 keynote 及一個 lightning talk 提及他們曾經來研討會聽到 Google App Engine 這個平台後的一些故事:
先是 zonble

以及 Toomore 的:

當然我知道他們都是開玩笑(希望不是我自我感覺良好),我也不會因為這樣就生氣還是不高興啦~只是覺得兩位都太抬舉我了,大家會想用 App Engine 應該是因為 Google 大神的服務,而不是小弟我的嘴砲(COSCUP 2008 Lightning talk + OSDC.tw 2009 + COSCUP 2009 以及數不清的 Taipei GTUG 活動)才對吧 XD 不過能被提到就是一種肯定(又在自我感覺良好了?),謝謝大家還認為我是個咖 Orz

不過我還是想說,當時我是真的誠心推薦 Google App Engine 這個平台的,並沒有收到任何營養金或是什麼好處(我同意得到現在的工作有關聯),而那時應該也蠻多人因為 App Engine 做了很多事情, 得到了很多開心才對。現在很多人要出走,應該都是因為收費機制的問題(呼籲 Google 的傳教士來回應大家的問題),那時的我從來就不知道該平台的 road map 或是收費的競爭策略,現在的收費機制完全是我始料未及的,說我推坑的話也太沉重了 😛

至於到微軟工作,雖然我在 social media 上開了一點玩笑,但真正的原因之前已經交待過,就不特別再說什麼了。雖然成為了「廠商代表」,但是在各種資訊科技的技術上還是很希望跟大家交流切磋的 🙂

  • this post explained why :

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jw_on_tech/archive/2012/03/13/why-i-left-google.aspx

    Larry Page himself assumed command to right this wrong. Social became state-owned, a corporate mandate called Google+. It was an ominous name invoking the feeling that Google alone wasn’t enough. Search had to be social. Android had to be social. You Tube, once joyous in their independence, had to be … well, you get the point. Even worse was that innovation had to be social. Ideas that failed to put Google+ at the center of the universe were a distraction.Suddenly, 20% meant half-assed. Google Labs was shut down. App Engine fees were raised. APIs that had been free for years were deprecated or provided for a fee. As the trappings of entrepreneurship were dismantled, derisive talk of the “old Google” and its feeble attempts at competing with Facebook surfaced to justify a “new Google” that promised “more wood behind fewer arrows.”

  • JACK12323

    GOOD

  • Akilae

    提名就是得獎…..