Cloud9 IDE launches support for developing and deploying Microsoft Windows Azure applications from the Cloud9 cloud-based IDE.
Cloud9 IDE, provider of the like-named cloud-based
integrated development environment (IDE) for Web and mobile applications, has
announced the availability of Windows
Azure deployment from the IDE.
made its announcement Jan. 24 at the Node
Summit in San Francisco. The integration offers Node.js developers the
advantages of a cloud-based development environment paired with the scalability
and interoperability of Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform.
IDE runs in Web browsers and enables developers to run, debug and deploy
Node.js applications from anywhere, at anytime. Integrating the Node.js IDE with
Windows Azure enables developers to deploy applications and permanently host
code on Windows Azure's services platform. Developers can benefit from Windows
Azure's high availability and "infinite scale" model, which enables
users to deploy enterprise-level applications globally, with the ability to
grow or shrink resource usage based on need.
pleased to offer Windows Azure deployment from Cloud9 IDE," said Ruben
Daniels, CEO of Cloud9 IDE, in a statement. "Like Cloud9, Microsoft has
demonstrated a strong commitment to the Node.js community through Windows
Azure. This relationship shows how quickly Node.js is becoming the runtime of
cloud, and proves that a fully cloud-based development workflow is now a
Azure's adoption of Node.js gives customers new and powerful options that let
them take advantage of the openness and flexibility of the cloud," said
Scott Guthrie, a corporate vice president in Microsoft's Server and Tools
Business division, in a statement. "By working with Cloud9 IDE, our goal
is to make development even easier for customers and to continue to demonstrate
our support for interoperability."
officials said developers can take advantage of the Node-specific capabilities
offered by both Cloud9 IDE and Windows Azure. Cloud9 IDE offers a variety of
Node features, such as syntax highlighting, Node Package Manager (NPM) support,
code completion, testing and in-browser debugging. The company also recently
announced a variety of tools designed to support the growth of the Node.js
community, including Nodebits.org, a blog
featuring high-quality Node.js tutorials; and Nodemanual.org,
Cloud9 IDE's Node documentation site. Similarly, Node.js developers can utilize
Windows Azure's new Node.js
Developer Center and Windows
Azure SDK for Node.js.
addition, Cloud9 said the Windows Azure integration marks a significant
milestone as Cloud9 IDE continues to revolutionize the landscape of modern-day
programming. Developers can now extend the professional Node.js experience
offered by Cloud9 IDE onto Windows Azure for a complete end-to-end development
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