Saturday, January 26, 2013 12:33 AM
We know many of you have been asking about our next release. In the interest of transparency, we want to give everyone an update on what we have in store for Casablanca over the coming month. We have had several beta releases and we have now reached a point where we are comfortable with moving out of this stage.
You have been asking for it, and we have been listening - we are going open source with our client-side libraries!
As our libraries evolved, we quickly began to see two separate entities being formed. Backed by customer feedback, we feel that separating the Azure components from our general purpose networking libraries would be the most organic course of action. Therefore with our next release we will be releasing two SDKs:
- The Casablanca SDK will be hosted on CodePlex. Included in this SDK will be our client libraries used for accessing REST services: Http Client, URI, JSON and Asynchronous Streams and Stream Buffer APIs.
- The C++ Azure SDK will be hosted on GitHub. Included in this SDK will be the Azure Storage (Blob\Queue\Tables) and Service Bus APIs. This SDK will still be dependent on the Casablanca SDK, but we will provide clear guidelines on how to setup and build the binaries.
*Note: Since this is a client-side release we will be not be releasing the Http Listener and Actors APIs.
With the open source release, you will also will also be able to build binaries for Linux development.
We plan on releasing all of our source code, test files and samples out to the community. You will have to opportunity to look at our code and get a deeper understanding of how our libraries work. We will also be accepting contributions, so get ready to share your ideas with us.
Following the open source release we will move towards shipping our fully supported client-side release on www.windowsazure.com. With this release you will be able to enjoy the same experience as the existing Azure SDKS, which will include support for Azure Mobile Services.
Additionally, we will be transitioning off of our DevLabs page – further guidance will follow on how to submit feedback and download the binaries.
Thank you again for you continued support on this journey. We look forward to hearing and collaborating with all you!