|Casablanca: C++ in the Cloud|
|Written by Alex Armstrong|
|Monday, 07 May 2012|
Casablanca, a set of C++ libraries intended to support cloud-based client-server communication in native code using an asynchronous design, can be considered a cloud SDK for C++.
In a blog post announcing the new DevLabs project codenamed "Casablanca", Microsoft vice president S. Somasegar wrote:
"Casablanca aims to make it significantly easier for C++ coders to consume and implement RESTful services. It builds on lessons from .Net, from Node.js, from Erlang and from other influencers to create a modern model that is meant to be easy to program while still being scalable, composable, and flexible."
The Visual C++ team blog explained:
Casablanca is a project to start exploring how to best support C++ developers who want to take advantage of the radical shift in software architecture that cloud computing represents.
If you are a developer writing a responsive client app, or a scalable server-side solution, where asynchrony goes hand in hand with parallelism, you should give Casablanca a try.
It lists the following features of the new library:
Casablanca has a Visual Studio wizard for setup but the current release
does not provide Visual Studio 11 support for Azure since the Windows Azure SDK does not officially work for Visual Studio. Azure bindings on the Windows 8 OS and Visual Studio 11 will be supported in an upcoming release of Casablanca.
This Channel 9 video provides a reasonable introduction:
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|Last Updated ( Monday, 07 May 2012 )|