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dotCloud Moves Up the Stack and Accelerates Application Development With Javascript SDK

(July 10, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/10/12 -- dotCloud announced today the release of dotCloud JS, a new environment for rapid prototyping and development of web applications, based entirely on JavaScript and HTML5. Now, with just a few lines of code, web developers and designers can build full-featured applications and take advantage of a curated selection of cloud APIs, without writing a single line of backend code or worrying about servers. The beta release includes APIs for data storage, real-time data synchronization, as well as integrations with the Twilio and Twitter APIs. To build your application for free:

"There's never been a better time to be a developer," said Solomon Hykes, CEO of dotCloud. "The variety of tools available to create applications is mind-blowing; languages, databases, APIs. However, too much choice can be overwhelming. What the cloud needs right now is a 'starter pack,' an environment that is super-simple and lets you build new things very fast, without locking you into a proprietary straight jacket. That's what we're building with dotCloud JS. It's the perfect way to start developing in the cloud."

dotCloud JS provides:

  • A full-featured JavaScript SDK - with support for data storage, real-time synchronization, Twitter and Twilio integration.
  • An open stack - based on NodeJS, MongoDB, Redis, websocket.
  • Free deployment - with unlimited sandbox applications.
  • A complete ecosystem - of 14 powerful cloud services via the dotCloud platform.

"With this release and our recent announcement of new pricing and support services, we are beginning to redefine the role of PaaS and its responsibility to developers and IT organizations," Hykes said. "Cloud platforms are now a legitimate alternative for critical business applications. The technology works and it scales. Smart technology leaders are looking for the right PaaS vendor that they can trust with reliability, long-term support, and compliance. That trusted vendor is what we're building."

About dotCloud
Founded in 2010, dotCloud is a new kind of PaaS designed for the Full-stack Development enabling developers to build, deploy and scale applications in the cloud using virtually any combination of language and database without the need for additional hardware or software. dotCloud offers a single point of management, enabling developers and IT organizations to seamlessly leverage innovations in developer tools and technologies. Based in San Francisco and funded by Benchmark Capital and Trinity Ventures, dotCloud was founded by Solomon Hykes and Sebastien Pahl. For more information visit

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