MSFT: Microsoft Live Labs anounce Volta
Microsoft Live Labs announced today a new technology preview 11 am PST. Volta, an experimental developer toolset, enables developers to build multi-tier web applications by applying familiar techniques and patterns from developing .NET applications. Volta’s declarative tier-splitting enables developers to postpone architectural decisions about distribution until the last possible responsible moment. Also, thanks to a shared programming model across multiple-tiers, Volta enables new end-to-end profiling and testing for higher levels of application performance, robustness, and reliability. Using the declarative tier-splitting, developers can refine architectural decisions based on this profiling data. This saves time and costs associated with manual refactoring. In effect, Volta extends the .NET platform to further enable the development of software+services applications, using existing and familiar tools and techniques.