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Fitting for Tax Day in the U.S., in this podcast we interview Alex Barnett, Developer Relations Group Manager for the Intuit Partner Platform (IPP) and the Intuit Developer Network (IDN). Intuit, of course, is the maker of TurboTax among other popular financial software. Intuit is often overlooked in the context of cloud computing, but as we find out in this podcast with Alex, they have been quite busy. Among other things we discuss:
- Intuit's activity in the cloud, including Quickbase, Quickbooks Online and other popular software products that they have moved to a Software-as-a-Service model
- What Intuit is offering developers and ISVs in terms of hosting, platform-as-a-service, APIs to access data in their popular software products such as Quickbooks, the Intuit SDK and more
- Alex covers the stack provided by Intuit, including their Database-as-a-Service (based on Quickbase) and the tools for developing Flex applications, made available through Intuit's partnership with Adobe
- We discuss Intuit's take on the Open Cloud Manifesto and its general approach to cloud interoperability and portability
- and much more...