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Talk given at London Azure conference 2012 - ScottGu was my warm up :)

Talk given at London Azure conference 2012 - ScottGu was my warm up :)

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  • 1. @slodgeC# - Cloud to MobileSurvival, Inquiry, Sophistication
  • 2. What we’ll be talking aboutC# CloudC# ClientsC# Cloud-Client CommunicationC# CodeReal App ExamplesQ&A
  • 3. Survival, Inquiry, Sophistication1. How can we eat?2. Why do we eat?3. Where shall we have lunch? “The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why, and Where phases. For instance, the first phase is characterized by the question How can we eat? the second by the question Why do we eat? and the third by the question Where shall we have lunch?” ― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
  • 4. Why C#?Shared code across mobile and cloud“low level”: compiles, typesafe, quickNative performanceNative look and feelTestableLibraries: commercial and open – and nuget!Generics, Linq, async/await and the future…You already have: skills, tools, code
  • 5. Why Azure?Storage – lots of itConnectivity – lots of it. Continuous. GlobalProcessing – lots of it. Scalable. Burstable.Privacy/SecurityQuick updateabilityToys – ACS, Queuing, CDN, TrafficManager,Caching, Services, …
  • 6. Examples: Lottery Results Push Web Role Worker Role Storage
  • 7. ImportantAzure is: big cheapAzure is not: infinite free
  • 8. Demo: CodeTweetPic Azure Website Azure SQL Storage Azure
  • 9. Storage: SQL via EF Code First
  • 10. Storage: Azure Blob Uploads
  • 11. Data Services: WCF oData
  • 12. Data Services: Json ASP.Net MVC
  • 13. Size MattersXML JSON JSON list of 100 pictures Gzip JSON58kB 21kB 2kB
  • 14. TweetPic Server Sophistication: Lots of C# ServerServer: technologies are available: Storage: nHibernate RavenDB Code First Entity Framework Lucene.Net Azure C# SDK MVC Async (+SignalR) ServiceStack Logic/Services: Azure - Access Signatures WebAPI Custom C# OpenRasta Twitterizer Simple.Web Nancyfx Presentation: FubuMvc ASP.NET MVC (Json) ASMX and WebForms ProtocolBuf.Net WCF (oData) …
  • 15. Survival: Simple TweetPic Client WP7 XAML + C# CodeBehind
  • 16. Survival: Simple TweetPic Client
  • 17. Inquiry: TweetPic ClientService Consumption Local Data/ServicesBusiness LogicUI Logic - ViewModelsPresentation - WP7 – XAML
  • 18. Sophistication: TweetPic ClientsService Consumption Local Data/ServicesBusiness LogicUI Logic - ViewModelsWP7 – XAML Win8 – XAML iOS – XIB/MT.D Droid – AXML
  • 19. Sophistication: TweetPic clients
  • 20. Declarative Presentation
  • 21. C# App StackData AccessBusiness LogicPresentationService Consumption Local Data/ServicesBusiness LogicUI LogicWP7 iOS Droid Win8
  • 22. Examples: RunSat SQL Server Non Cloud Web Site Blob Storage
  • 23. Examples: SQLBits Conference App
  • 24. Examples: Azure London Conference AppAzure Website based Service Download Twitter Authentication Checkin Checkin Scoreboards Photo Upload
  • 25. Example: Azure London Conference App
  • 26. Examples: Xbox Advertising Apps
  • 27. Example: Xbox Advertising Apps
  • 28. Example: Xbox Advertising Apps
  • 29. Examples: AzureApp
  • 30. RecapC# CloudC# ClientsC# Cloud-Client CommunicationC# CodeReal App ExamplesQ&A
  • 31. For more info…For server: Wade Wenger’s talks on WP7/Android/iOS toolkits watwp.codeplex.comFor clients: xaminars from
  • 32. @slodge