Pie in the Sky (December 16, 2011)

Whew! After the big push to get the latest updates to Windows Azure out the door and with the holiday season upon us, you can almost hear a collective exhale around here. But that won’t last for long…there are lots of updates to look forward to in the early part of next year (and lots…


Windows Azure December Update – What’s Important for OSS Developers

As you may have heard by now, Windows Azure went through an upgrade over the weekend and gained some new features. We thought a blog post summarizing the changes as they affect OSS developers was warranted, so here we go! New and updated Windows Azure SDKs This release includes the expected updates to the existing…

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Pie in the Sky (December 9, 2011)

Well, we certainly have not hit a December slow-down around here (though I am starting to look forward to a few days off). Judging by the rate at which we keep finding interesting reading, no one else is slowing either. Here’s the good stuff we found this week… Using Windows Azure Storage from the Windows…


Running PHPUnit in Windows Azure

In my last post I suggested 3 strategies for testing OSS/Azure applications. In this post, I’ll dive deeper into the first suggestion by showing you how to run unit tests (using PHPUnit) in Windows Azure. (I’ll assume that you have PHPUnit installed as a PEAR package.) If you read my last post, you may recall…


Testing Ruby Applications on Windows Azure – part 1: Overview and Challenges

Following up on Brian’s post about running tests in Windows Azure, I want to talk about some specific challenges to testing Ruby applications on Windows Azure. In subsequent posts I’ll walk through examples of running tests against a Ruby application hosted on Windows Azure Why Test on Azure? You may be thinking “My tests pass fine…

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Thoughts on Testing OSS Applications in Windows Azure

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time lately thinking about the best ways to test PHP applications in a Windows Azure environment. I think that, at a high level, my ideas are applicable to any OSS/Azure application that can be tested using any of a variety of testing frameworks. In this post, I want…


Pie in the Sky (December 2, 2011)

It’s the countdown to the holiday’s, but we plan on keeping the links flowing through the new year! Here’s some interesting links to start December with. Resources to Run Open Source Stacks on Windows Azure: Resources for running Java, Apache Tomcat, PHP, RoR, Node, Scala, and Python on Azure. Using the Windows Azure SDK for…

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