Google is becoming more like Microsoft every year
Google App Maker, which lets people build simple web-based applications using a graphical user interface, will be axed early next year. The so-called low-code platform will slowly wind down before grinding to a halt on January 19, 2021, Google announced on Monday. Apps created on App Maker will continue to function for the …
Appmaker was treated just like all those other too good sci fi shows on TV when that had schedules.
Piddled around and hidden behind the sofa. Oh and you had to have the right subscription.
Not properly linked from the menus, had to spin up a 'default sql instance' on cloud in order to use _any_ sql.
As with so many things people make, it was almost good. Almost just enough to get people going. But no. They went and ****ed up just a few details to make it die an early and broadly ignored death. One can only speculate at the bullshit internal politics that must have driven those choices, and what agendas those competing teams must have, and how big a bunch of tits anyone who pushed it into their organisation must look right now.
At this point, no one in their right mind would adopt a second-tier Google app because Google will shortly abandon and eventually ax it, and Google will abandon and eventually ax every second-tier app it makes because no one in their right mind would adopt it. They created this bed, and they're going to lie in it until they stop treating big projects like someone's hobby project on GitHub.
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