Consuming OData via JSP in Windows Azure

A colleague recently asked me if I knew anything about consuming OData from a Java deployment in Windows Azure. My answer at the time was “no”, but with a quick pointer to http://code.google.com/p/odata4j/ I know the answer would soon change to “yes”. In this short post, I’ll show you how I used this tutorial, Deploying…

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Java Access to SQL Azure via the JDBC Driver for SQL Server

I’ve written a couple of posts (here and here) about Java and the JDBC Driver for SQL Server with the promise of eventually writing about how to get a Java application running on the Windows Azure platform. In this post, I’ll deliver on that promise. Specifically, I’ll show you two things: 1) how to connect…

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Architecture of the Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server

I recently began investigating the Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server (see my Getting Started with the SQL Server JDBC Driver post for more information). In this post I’ll continue that investigation by looking at the architecture and history of the driver. While the information in this post may not all be immediately useful when…

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Getting Started with the SQL Server JDBC Driver

Okay, okay. I know that Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) doesn’t have much (if anything) to do with PHP, so I apologize in advance if you are tuning in expecting to find something PHP-related. However, I temper my apology with the idea that getting out of your comfort zone is generally beneficial to your growth. The…

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