Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud service platform. This title demonstrates how to use Azure's hosting capabilities and storage services to build, deploy, host and manage applications in the Microsoft cloud. It helps you learn understand how to use Windows Azure's programming model and management capabilities.
Learn the nuts and bolts of cloud computing with Windows Azure, Microsoft's new Internet services platform. Written by a key member of the product development team, this book shows you how to build, deploy, host, and manage applications using Windows Azure's programming model and essential storage services. Chapters in Programming Windows Azure are organized to reflect the platform's buffet of services. The book's first half focuses on how to write and host application code on Windows Azure, while the second half explains all of the options you have for storing and accessing data on the platform with high scalability and reliability. Lots of code samples and screenshots are available to help you along the way. * Learn how to build applications using the Windows Azure toolset * Discover how Windows Azure works under the hood, and learn the how and the why behind several features * Choose to write application code in .N ET or other languages such as C/C++, PHP, or Ruby * Understand the various options for managing your service * Get up to speed on Azure's storage services, including blobs, queues, and tables * Build a secure backup system, and learn about cloud application security, cryptography, and performance
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Sriram Krishnan works on the Windows Azure program management team. Though his day job doesn't involve writing code anymore, he is a geek developer at heart and you'll have to pry his text editor away from his cold, dead hands. He is a prolific speaker and blogger in the cloud computing space in general and Windows Azure specifically. Prior to Windows Azure, Sriram worked on Microsoft Popfly where he built among other things, advanced search functionality as well as an distributed network cache system. Sriram blogs at www.sriramkrishnan.com
Programming Windows Azure by Sriram Krishnan
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