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Azure in Action

Chris Hay and Brian H. Prince
  • October 2010
  • ISBN 9781935182481
  • 488 pages
  • printed in black & white

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Easy to read, easy to recommend.

Eric Nelson, Microsoft UK
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Microsoft Azure is a cloud service with good scalability, pay-as-you-go service, and a low start-up cost. Based on Windows, it includes an operating system, developer services, and a familiar data model.

Azure in Action is a fast-paced tutorial that introduces cloud development and the Azure platform. The book starts with the logical and physical architecture of an Azure app, and quickly moves to the core storage services—BLOB storage, tables, and queues. Then, it explores designing and scaling frontend and backend services that run in the cloud. Through clear, crisp examples, you'll discover all facets of Azure, including the development fabric, web roles, worker roles, BLOBs, table storage, queues, and more.

This book requires basic C# skills. No prior exposure to cloud development or Azure is needed.

about the technology

Microsoft Azure is a cloud service with good scalability, pay-as-you-go service, and a low start-up cost. Based on Windows, it includes an operating system, developer services, and a familiar data model.

about the book

Azure in Action is a fast-paced tutorial that introduces cloud development and the Azure platform. The book starts with the logical and physical architecture of an Azure app, and quickly moves to the core storage services—BLOB storage, tables, and queues. Then, it explores designing and scaling frontend and backend services that run in the cloud. Through clear, crisp examples, you'll discover all facets of Azure, including the development fabric, web roles, worker roles, BLOBs, table storage, queues, and more.

what's inside

  • Data storage and manipulation
  • Using message queues
  • Deployment and management
  • Azure's data model

about the reader

This book requires basic C# skills. No prior exposure to cloud development or Azure is needed.

about the author

A Microsoft MVP specializing in high-transaction databases, Chris Hay is a popular speaker and founder of the Cambridge, UK, .NET usergroup. Brian H. Prince is a Microsoft Architect Evangelist who helps customers adopt the cloud.

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I doubt even the Azure team knows all of this.

Mark Monster, Rubicon

An educational ride at an amusement park--great information and lots of humor.

Michael Wood, Strategic Data Systems

Highly recommended, like all Manning books.

James Hatheway, i365, A Seagate Company

This book will get you in the cloud...and beyond.

Christian Siegers, Cap Gemini
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