December 2 2013 10:30:00 PM Add/Read Comments 
I've often said one the main factors that influences the success of a platform is the business partner ecosystem that develops applications for it. Partners don't want to struggle with complex setups and complicated development tools. With all the hype around Salesforce.com these days, including the new Salesforce1 platform (essentially the evolution, or next generation of the Force.com platform) I decided to see for myself what it was like to get started. What I discovered is that it only take a minute to be up and running and developing your first application. That's pretty amazing. Is that possible with other enterprise platforms such as IBM or Microsoft?