Introducing Purse

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What is Purse?

Purse is a simple thread-safe, in-proc, in-memory cache for .NET.  Its main purpose is to replace the ad-hoc dictionaries you would use in your code to cache simple key/value pairs. Purse tries to provide most of the features you would want from an in-proc cache while providing a blazing fast yet simple experience.

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2013 Free SaaS awards

These are my top favorite services for developers, These are the services I recommand to people when they ask for suggestions. This is by no means a complete list.

BizSpark/Windows Azure

This one is my favourite. Microsoft has this great program called BizSpark for startups. Lets say you have a great idea for new app, you apply for BizSpark and once you are approved you will get access to tons of great resources such as:

I can already hear people worrying about vendor lock-ins and golden handcuffs, and let me tell you there is none. Azure has first class support for Linux VMs, if that’s how you roll. Ubuntu, CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE are officially supported.

If you don’t want to go the VM route and just want to deploy apps Heroku style you aren’t tied to Windows at all. You can deploy your Node, Python or .NET apps using Git, FTP, TFS, WebDeploy and even Dropbox from any OS that supports them. I’ve seen azure demos done completely in OSX.

As for BizSpark itself, you are not obligated to microsoft for anything, you can use as little or as much of their benefit for the 3 years of the program.

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