Salesforce.com unveils Force.com Development-as-a-Service, world’s first developer tools for using Platform-as-a-Service – bringing the power of Cloud Computing to the enterprise

~ Force.com Platform-as-a-Service and Development-as-a-Service provides necessary building blocks for enterprise success in cloud computing ~

Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service, has announced Force.com Development-as-a-Service, a new set of development tools and APIs that enable enterprise developers to easily harness the promise of cloud computing.

Providing full access to the database, logic and user interface capabilities of the Force.com Platform, Development-as-a-Service unites the productivity of development and IT collaboration tools with the power of Force.com Platform-as-a-Service. Force.com Development-as-a-Service includes the new Force.com Metadata API, the Force.com Integrated Development Environment (IDE), the Force.com Sandbox, and Force.com Code Share to provide developers with a comprehensive set of services to build enterprise Software-as-a-Service applications.

“Cloud computing is giving developers around the world access to unlimited computing power delivered completely as a utility service,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. “ Just as Platform-as-a-Service provides enterprise IT with a new model for platforms to run applications in the cloud, Development-as-a-Service provides a new model for development tools, giving developers the power to create applications for the cloud.”

“The addition of Development-as-a-Service to the Force.com Platform will accelerate the transition of IT from last generation software to a new generation of services,” concluded Benioff.

“Force.com and Development-as-a-Service are enabling my IT organisation to do custom application development-as-a-service via the Internet, without having to install and maintain infrastructure,” said Douglas Menefee, CIO, The Schumacher Group. “Salesforce.com is helping us utilise cloud computing as a strategic advantage for our enterprise.”

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