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- Posted by: Frank Charles
- Posted on: April 14 2009 06:48 EDT
The article did not mention AggEngine's beta support for Java as the programming language I found this a bit harsh: 'So while Amazon EC2 and Google are geared at the guys who still hack on Python in vi' Arnaud.
When I last checked it seemed that Amazon EC2 supported Windows Server instances as well. I don't think anyone is hacking on Windows with 'vi'. But I agree the new Java support for the Google App Engine suddenly widens the playing field.
Sometimes I certainly have to hack some python or perl scripts with VI and that certainly is very powerful... It is indeed a harsh comment