In order to test out the Windows Azure platform to it’s full extent I am looking for a few developers that program in the open source realm to develop a few simple web applications in Java, Python, or Ruby to be hosted on Windows Azure. These applications don’t need to be anything too extravagant, however, I would prefer if the application was to use the Windows Azure Storage API.
If you are an Open Source Developer and would like to try out the Windows Azure Platform contact me for a Windows Azure Token. Once you have deployed your application into the cloud, I will create a blog account for you on the Canadian Azure Experience Cloud Blog [that I installed using Azure BlogEngine.Net] for you to post your experience with Windows Azure.
All this sounds great, but what’s in it for you? I am not a Microsoft Employee, so I won’t be able to offer up much, but this is a great starting point for the Elance Windows Azure Contest. Plus I will offer up a post about you and your application on my blog for all the world to see [Hey, You found this didn’t you?].
Here are a few resources to get you going with Windows Azure:
- Windows Azure Community Forums
- Windows Azure Platform Interoperability SDK & Tools
- Developing Windows Azure Applications for PHP, Ruby and Java using Eclipse
- Using Windows Azure Blob storage with PHP
- Consuming Windows Azure Blog Storage from Ruby
- Windows Azure SDK for Java
- Python Has Wrapped Itself Around Windows Azure