Synopses & Reviews
The Azure Services Platform is a cloud-computing technology from Microsoft. It is composed of four core components?Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Services, and Live Services?each with a unique role in the functioning of your cloud service. It is the goal of this book to show you how to use these components, both separately and together, to build flawless cloud services.
At its heart, Windows Azure Platform is a down-to-earth, code-centric book. This book aims to show you precisely how the components are employed and to demonstrate the techniques and best practices you need to know to use them to best effect. That said, author Tejaswi Redkar regularly takes time out to provide a thorough overview of the architectural concepts that underpin Windows Azure. Without this understanding, you will find it hard to use the platform to its full potential.
By the time you've read this book, you will be comfortable building high-quality end-to-end Azure services of your own. What you?ll learn Know everything you need to about the Azure Services components?from Access Control to SQL Services, from the Service Bus to Workflow Services Understand both the architectural thinking behind Azure and the nuts-and-bolts code that binds your service together Design, build, and deploy an Azure service with the assistance of a fully worked template for end-to-end application design that mimics a real-world scenario and gives you a rock-solid example of the design and development processes that you need to work through Who this book is for
This book is intended for professional developers who want to dig into the internals of Azure and start investigating its features in depth and adopting them into their workflow systems. A taster to the subject is provided by the Apress titleIntroducing Windows Azure, published in December 2009. Table of Contents Introducing Cloud ServicesWindows Azure Platform OverviewWindows AzureWindows Azure Storage, Part I: BlobsWindows Azure Storage, Part II: QueuesWindows Azure Storage, Part III: TablesAppFabric: Access Control ServiceAppFabric Service BusSQL Azure
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The techniques and best practices readers need to know about this brand new cloud-computing technology from Microsoft are provided in this book. By the time readers have finished, they will be comfortable building high-quality end-to-end Azure services of their own.
The Azure Services Platform, widely known simply as a Azurea (TM), is Microsofta (TM)s eagerly anticipated cloud operating system. It has been in development for the last two years and its release date has now been confirmed for November 2009. Usage data for other cloud operating systems, produced by Google and Amazon, shows that demand for this type of service can be very high.
Pro Azure provides a complete A-Z guide for transferring developera (TM)s existing .NET programming skills across to the Azure cloud environment. It combines architectural overviews of the platforma (TM)s key components with nuts-and-bolts code examples and fully worked application templates that guide developers through the design, development and deployment sequence to create fully working Azure services.
After reading this book developers will have all the information they need to build high quality Azure services of their own.