Cloud Computing


New Azure Kubernetes and Event Grid Integrations Unveiled at Microsoft Inspire

This week's Microsoft Inspire 2021 event focuses on the company's partner ecosystem, but it also provides cloud developers with news about the Event Grid for serverless computing and Azure Kubernetes Service.

GitHub Codespaces Alternative: AWS Cloud9, SSH & VS Code

Amazon Web Services offers up a remote development setup for Visual Studio Code developers that involves an SSH connection to leverage the AWS Cloud9 IDE and other functionality.

Java on Azure: Azure Spring Cloud Integrates with New Relic One Performance Monitoring

Microsoft's Java on Azure team announced the integration of New Relic One performance monitoring in Azure Spring Cloud, used to deploy Spring Boot–based microservice applications to Azure.

New in Azure SDK: Data Tables & Monitor Libraries, and More

New Azure Data Tables libraries and beta Azure Monitor libraries highlight the latest update to the Azure SDK.

Microsoft Details Sneak-Peek Preview of Azure Functions on .NET 6

Developers can now experiment with serverless computing projects with Azure Functions on the latest preview of the upcoming .NET 6 milestone release.

Single-Tenant Azure Logic Apps Goes GA: 'Integration Is Everything'

A new single-tenant version of Azure Logic Apps has reached general availability status, expanding the options for Microsoft's integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) offering that's built on a containerized runtime.

Microsoft Previews Tye Tool for Microservices Development in VS Code

Microsoft is previewing a new Visual Studio Code extension for working with the open source, experimental Tye project that's used for microservice and distributed application development.

Microsoft Offers Deep Learning Support with PyTorch Enterprise on Microsoft Azure

Microsoft claims its new PyTorch Enterprise on Microsoft Azure is the first offering from a cloud platform to provide enterprise support for PyTorch, the popular open source deep learning framework.

Microsoft's Open Source OpenJDK for Java Goes GA

The Microsoft Build of OpenJDK, an open source kit for Java featuring "backported fixes and enhancements we deem important to our customers and our internal users," has reached general availability.

Azure Icon Is Changing, So Far No Backlash

Azure user reaction pales in comparison to a VS Coders revolt that thwarted a 2017 icon change.

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Azure Static Web Apps Goes GA

Call it low-code for the web: Azure Static Web Apps has reached general availability, providing a quick onramp to full-stack projects with static front ends and dynamic back ends powered by Azure Functions serverless computing.

Microsoft Previews Azure SDK for Python (Conda) Packaging System

"It provides a packaging system, separate from PyPI, which optimizes for self-contained packages, guarantees dependency enforcement, and provides built-in execution environment isolation."

.NET Developer Job Postings Tank in Q1

Technical careers specialist Dice published its Q1 2021 Tech Job Report that details the fastest-growing hubs, roles and skills.

Azure Machine Learning Experience Improved in VS Code

Microsoft dev teams for Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML) and Visual Studio Code have improved the developer experience in the super-popular, open source-based, cross-platform code editor.

New Azure Web PubSub Unveiled for Real-time WebSocket Apps

Because WebSockets allows for full-duplex communication channels over a single TCP connection, it can be used to open a two-way interactive communication session between the user's browser and a server.

Azure SDK Gets Communications Services Libraries, Based on Teams Tech

They empower cloud developers to create applications that incorporate chat, voice calling, video calling, traditional telephone calling, SMS messaging and other real-time communication functionality.

Microsoft Previews Its Own Build of OpenJDK

It's "a new no-cost long-term supported distribution and Microsoft's new way to collaborate and contribute to the Java ecosystem."

Azure Named Cloud Functions Leader, but Knocked for Plan Requirements

A new analyst report on serverless cloud-native app development names Microsoft Azure as one of three leaders, touting its "developer experience game" but knocking the platform for putting key enterprise features in advanced plans.

After Lagging .NET 5 Support, What's Next for Azure Functions?

Microsoft this month announced its Azure Functions -- for serverless cloud computing -- now supports .NET 5, a November 2020 umbrella offering that followed the .NET Core series of open source, cross-platform releases, which supplanted the old .NET Framework.

Azure SDK: Mixed Reality and Event Grid Client Libraries for .NET Go GA

The latest update to the Azure SDK adds Mixed Reality and Event Grid client libraries for .NET to the cloud platform's dev tooling, along with Java Azure Core library and other features.