Dan Morrill works in Interactive Media and Cloud delivery systems for Comics Forge as the COO. He has been blogging since 2003 covering different emerging technologies, management and information security. Dan works as a founding member of a number of startups, including Startup Academy International and Dead Tree Comics. His interests are in intellectual property protection, piracy, and information security as it applies to cloud computing. He also has a deep interest in media, mobile computing, and education.. His personal blog is here,  his other pro-blog is here .

One response to “Microsoft Azure Brings on Some Support for Open Source”

  1. schultzter

    I’ve only taken a quick look at the Java SDK but from what I can see they’re using custom classes – they’re not implementing a standard interface.

    Google’s App Engine, for example, implements the JDO and JPA interfaces so the actual storage mechanism is abstracted away and you could easily take your code to any other platform that provides implementations for those standard interaces.

    I suppose it might not take long for someone to implement a standard Java interface on top of Microsoft’s SDK but if they were really committed to open standards I would have expected them to have done it themselves for the release!