Contents tagged with Azure

  • Taking Azure API Management For a Ride

    At my day job we're going through a proof of concept with MuleSoft right now. Kicking the tires sort of thing. Our main use case is to integrate the enterprise with an API layer. And of course we're also a .NET shop. I know that Amazon API Gateway and Azure API Management are also out there and could be a more cost effective alternative. The elephant in the room is Swagger (now the Open API Initiative) and I like how the industry is consolidating around an open-source spec. Continue reading...

  • Microsoft PDC09 Keynote Address

    Microsoft announced the new bits at PDC keynote today. The theme? Cloud, cloud, and more cloud. The Azure platform goes into production on Jan 1. In beta through the next several months are new cloud platform tools: AppFabric (previously code named "Dublin") and Endpoint. From what I understand AppFabric provides a unified hosting environment for WCF and Workflow, SQL Azure database caching, and can be configured right in IIS. Endpoint seems to be a discovery service for web services all over the world. You can search it and get all the information you need to consume that data in your application. It probably uses the REST protocol. Microsoft showed a pretty cool demo with the NASA web service that involved showing 3D landscapes of pictures taken by the Mars Rover. You could do a serious mashup in a .NET app with Endpoint. Continue reading...