Microsoft announced at TechEd India — a show running simultaneously with
TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, a new software development kit for people
interested in building apps in PHP for Windows Azure cloud.
The PHP SDK for Windows Azure, a.k.a. PHPAzure, is an open source project,
available for download from Microsoft CodePlex. The SDK provides consistent
programming model for Windows Azure Storage (Blobs, Tables, Queues).
Program Manager, Peter Galli, said Microsoft also is announcing “the launch
of a series of projects that offer samples and a toolkit that enable PHP
developers to include Silverlight controls, Microsoft Virtual Earth maps and
IE Webslices and Accelerators in PHP web applications; as well as
automatically generated a simple Create, Read, Update, Delete (CRUD) PHP
application from a table in SQL Server.”
A Technology Preview of the PHP SDK for Windows Az... (more)
The final release of ASP.NET MVC 2 is now available for VS 2008/Visual Web
Developer 2008 Express with ASP.NET 3.5. You can download and install it
from the following locations:
Download ASP.NET MVC 2 using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer
Download ASP.NET MVC 2 from the Download Center
The final release of VS 2010 and Visual Web Developer 2010 will have ASP.NET
MVC 2 built-in – so you won’t need an additional install in order to use
ASP.NET MVC 2 with them.
ASP.NET MVC 2 is the next significant update of ASP.NET MVC. It is a
compatible update to ASP.NET MVC 1 – so all the kn... (more)
Under the pressure from Windows Azure release in a week, Amazon unveiled
today a new AWS SDK for .NET Developers providing .NET developers the
libraries, code samples, and documentation needed to build an AWS-powered
application using any programming language capable of making .NET calls
including C#, Visual Basic, Windows PowerShell, and other compliant
languages. .NET developers get a special treatment with a dedicated .NET
Forum and a special Windows & .NET Developer Center.
The SDK includes:
The AWS .NET Library - This library provides a set of developer-friendly APIs
that ... (more)
Some time ago I had a bad feeling about Windows Azure. The reaction to the
article was mixed - some agree with the “cloud” confusion and the lack of
release dates, others (mostly Microsoft guys) asking for more time so the
technologies will evolve; and last but not least people trying to explain how
I don’t really understand Windows Azure and related technologies (to those,
actually that was one of the points of the article - too much confusion).
So I find myself after six months since the release of Windows Azure looking
at the same things as before. First, the “cloud” confusion.... (more)
The Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop is tested and deployed on Yahoo!’s
clusters, which are the largest Hadoop clusters in the world. The Yahoo!
Distribution of Hadoop is a source distribution that is based entirely on
code found in the Apache Hadoop project.
Hadoop is a free Java software framework that supports data intensive
distributed applications. It enables applications to work with thousands of
nodes and petabytes of data. Hadoop was inspired by Google’s MapReduce and
Google File System (GFS) papers.
A wide variety of companies and organizations use Hadoop for both research ... (more)