Mastering Windows Azure Application Development

By Dmitry Yakovlev

Dmitry Yakovlev, Senior Vice President of DataArt, contributes a by-lined article to HPC in the Cloud, reviewing the existing cloud landscape and sharing his expert opinion on what .NET developers should focus on in order to master their skills in Windows Azure Application Development.

"In the years to come, cloud computing will take a substantial piece of the market from traditional deployment models. This implies growing demand for applications that can operate in a cloud environment, and for software engineers skilled in cloud computing technologies. Since commercial software development is driven by enterprises which prefer mainstream technologies, Amazon EC2 and Windows Azure are likely to be the two platforms of choice for software developers. Considering the fact that both platforms can host applications written in different programming languages, one should denote Java and .NET as primary development platforms for Amazon EC2 and Windows Azure respectively."

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