Microsoft remains strongly committed to ensuring the developers leveraging PHP and Java for their projects will be able to enjoy interoperability with the next generation of its data platform.Still in development under the codename Denali, the next version of SQL Server will play nice with both Java and PHP applications and services, the Redmond company stressed.
“We understand that our customers have application development across all platforms, so providing consistent data access across multi-platform solutions is our mission,” revealed a member of the SQL Server team.
According to the software giant, Java developers will have the option to connect their projects with databases running both on-premises (SQL Server) as well as in the Cloud (SQL Azure). This will be done through JDBC drivers.
“We are working on our latest release of JDBC 4.0 which will come out with SQL Server codename “Denali.” We will fully support key features of SQL Server “Denali” such as “AlwaysOn,” along with core Java asks such as pure Java implementation of Kerberos integrated authentication,” the SQL Server team representative added.
But Java developers will not be the only ones to enjoy interoperability with the SQL Server codename Denali. According to Microsoft, the same will continue to be the case for devs building PHP apps and services.
And of course, as those that tried Windows Azure must know by now, Microsoft’s Cloud offers strong support for PHP, in addition to a range of programming languages.
“Web & breadth developers are a key part of our ecosystem. We at Microsoft are heavily engaged with the PHP community to help make sure PHP application development for SQL Server is seamless,” the SQl Server team representative noted.
“We are also very excited to work on our next release of the PHP driver for SQL Server which will also come out with SQL Server “Denali”.”