Windows Azure SQL Database Marketplace
Windows Azure developers have always had
options when it comes to which languages (such as .NET, PHP, Ruby or Java) and development tools
(such as Visual Studio or Eclipse) to use to build applications on the Windows
Azure platform. Today, there's yet
another choice with the availability of the Community Technology Preview (CTP)
of the Windows Azure Starter Kit for Java, which was announced last
Wednesday on the Interoperability @ Microsoft blog.
The goal of this CTP is to get feedback
from Java developers, and to nail down the correct experience for Java
developers, particularly to make sure that configuring, packaging and deploying
to Windows Azure integrates well with common practices.
Designed to work as a simple command line build tool or in the Eclipse
integrated development environment (IDE), the starter kit is an open source
project released under the Apache 2.0 license and is available for download here.
To learn more about the CTP, please read the full blog post about this announcement on
the Interoperability @ Microsoft blog here.