Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Open In The Cloud: Windows Azure and Java

Cloud computing has many definitions. In my understanding it is a hybrid environment plus a set of services. It has software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), etc.

Microsoft Windows Azure Platform (PaaS)
Get Windows Azure SDK for Java

Windows Azure platform is a set of services and technologies that enable us to easily benefit from the scalability and agility of cloud computing. It is mainly use for developing Windows application solutions and it also support Java. Part of the Windows Azure Platform is the AppFabric middleware to bridge in-house data in the cloud.

Windows Azure SDK for Java

Microsoft created an open-source project named Windows Azure SDK for Java as an effort bridge Java developers to Windows Azure, as part of their commitment to interoperability.

Open In The Cloud

The video here is a session happened on Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2010. You will see how to build large-scale applications in the cloud using Java, taking advantage of new Windows Azure Platform features. You will learn how to build Windows Azure applications using Java with Eclipse, Apache Tomcat, and the Windows Azure SDK for Java.

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Other Cloud Infrastructure:
Amazon EC2 and Google AppEngine.

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