Launched in 2008, Airbnb created a platform to allow people to find a place to stay – from a cool apartment on the beach to even a castle. Well, there was certainly much demand for this new concept. In fact, the company is about to raise $100 million in capital, with a valuation in excess of $1 billion.
With such stories, is it any wonder that people are scrambling to start a tech company? Actually, it is getting easier to do this because of the availability of cheap resources, cloud computing and outsourced services like oDesk.
But you still need to make the right choices.
Of course, one of the biggest decisions is the programming language. However, the good news is that there is one that has been gaining lots of momentum, especially in the red-hot social networking world: Ruby on Rails.
To learn more about this, I recently talked to John Dillon, who is the CEO ofEngine Yard. His experience goes back to the 1970s as an engineer with EDS. He then went on to serve as the CEO of Hyperion and then Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM).
“Ruby on Rails is a framework,” said John. “It has all the key parts of an application already predefined. This means that a good programmer can look at existing code and understand how it works.”
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