Yesterday on Twitter RedMonk analyst Michael Coté asked whether developers actually want to use platform-as-a-services (such as Heroku or Engine Yard) instead of just setting up their own environment on an infrastructure-as-a-service.

I could speculate as to whether the fact that PaaS vendors do in fact have developers paying to use their services is evidence that developers want to use these services, or whether developers habit of setting up their own development environments extends to the cloud. Or I could just ask: do you want to use a PaaS?


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