Things #Startups May Not Know About #Azure


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Co-founder with PHP Developer Experience, Did you know?

  • Azure Web Sites run PHP by default.
  • Azure Web Sites can be launched with WordPress, Joomla, MediaWiki, CakePHP, and Drupal pre-installed.
  • On Windows PHP developers can use the free yet fully functional WebMatrix IDE to edit PHP, HTML, and JavaScript.
  • All of Azure’s primary services and storage API’s have PHP libraries.
  • The Azure developer portal has a landing page specifically for PHP developers.
  • Windows Azure runs MySQL. Azure subscriptions get one free MySQL Database.
  • PHP developers can use their $150 per month Azure benefit to run production web sites built in PHP and run them as Azure Websites, or Virtual Machines running Windows or Linux.
  • Example: A Startup can run its blog on WordPress, its developer portal on MediaWiki, and host a custom PHP mobile API using the Azure benefit.

Co-founder enthusiastic about cutting edge frameworks, web sockets, and JavaScript, Did you know?

  • Azure Web Sites run Node.js and have the Node executable pre-installed and ready to use.
  • Azure’s own mobile services are built on Node.js, and custom event coding in Azure Mobile Services uses Node.js style JavaScript.
  • Azure’s own command line tools are delivered as Node.js packages ( % npm –i –g azure-cli ) allowing them to run on iOS, Linux and Windows.
  • The $150 Azure benefit is more than enough to run 10 Node.js web sites 24/7 (Azure Web Site in Standard mode, with custom domain mapping).
  • Node.js may also be run on Azure Web Roles, Azure Windows VM, or an Azure Linux VM.
  • All of Azure’s primary services and storage API’s have Node.js libraries.
  • The Azure developer portal has a landing page specifically for Node.js developers.
  • Azure Web Sites support GIT publishing, either from github or a local repository.

Startup develops iOS Games and supported with JSON api’s

  • Azure Mobile Services are JSON based.
  • The $150 Azure Benefit would pay for more than 50GB of SQL data stored behind your mobile services api.
  • Azure Mobile Services support the iOS notification service.

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