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Experiences with using the early Microsoft Azure CTP on a private Asp.Net MVC project

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  • Det er så mye som skjer på ms stakken. Må ha et prosjekt for å bli motvert til å lære.Joel and jeff handler ike om verktøyene med hva man lager med deHosting via kompiser: billig men mye vedlikehold og administrering og driftsting.
  • tidlig ute når jeg så jeg var nummer 250 som hadde lastet ned migreringspakka.
  • Brukte Cerebrata gratis online database editor verktøy som proxy
  • så jeg må drive å kopiere kode fra arbdidsmaskina mi som er XP hjemme over til en annen maskin med Vista for så å generere deploymentpakken som lastes opp til den 17. deploymenten jeg gjorde fungerte ikke så jeg måtte slette tjenesten på Azure og opprette den på nytt. Tok ca 5 minutter å opprette tjenesten på nytt. mange som har hatt dette problemet. manuell deployment hvor man må klikke seg gjennom deployment stegene.
  • Devfabric er emuleringen av Azure lokalt på maskinenHvis bare css som enderes. Filer pakkes sammen og fyres opp emuleringen i azureMitt lille prosjekt tok ca 7 sek å fyre opp i devfabric på maskin som begynner å bli noen år gammel.
  • brukte cerebrata.com/SQLAzureClienttil å kopiere inn create script for hver enkelt tabell. http://sqlazuremw.codeplex.com/
  • Velocity: inmemory distribuert applikasjons cache
  • Setter opp firewall settingsDomenenavnet gophermap.com er koblet til siten via C-name oppføring hos dns hosting provideren jeg bruker domeneshop.no.
  • gophermap mål: hva om du kunne mingle med de som er mest relevant for deg,Kjører nå fra servere i USA
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    • 1. GopherMap.com -Azure cloud computing social media mashup demo
      Roy Lachica, Bouvet ASA
      NNUG user group meeting, February 23. 2010
    • 2. Agenda
      Background GopherMap
      The process towards the sky
      Azure
      Challenges
      Experiences
      Tips and tricks
      Azure SQL
      Asp.Net MVC, Twitter, Yammer, oAuth
      Demo Azure (14-16)
      Demo GopherMap (16-20)
      Feedback
      Questions (20-25)
    • 3. Included in the prototype
      Windows Azure
      AzureSQL
      .Net 3.5
      Extensionmethods
      Linq to SQL
      Asp.Net MVC
      jQuery
      oAuth
      TwitterAPI
      Yammer API
      Googlemaps API
      Considered:
      TopicMaps/RDF/Microformats
      Bing maps
      Facebookconnect
      FireEagleAPI
      LinkedIn
      SkyhookLoki
      Yahoo Upcomming, EventAPI
    • 4. BackgroundGopherMap
      Why GopherMap.com
      Learn new stuff
      Want to create
      Experiences from previous private projects
      Operational problems: DNS, firewalls, disc full, logins, service packs, db index needs tuning, file level permissions, loose access when my IP changes, down time.
      Do not have time for operation and administration.
      Do not want to spend a lot of money on a private project .
    • 5. The process towards the sky
      Project idea/vision (2 years ago)
      Started with sample code (Not Azure related) (9 months ago)
      Signed up for Windows Azure account (6 months ago)
      Started development and prepared for forthcoming Azure SQL (5 months ago)
      GopherMap running in the cloud (3 months ago)
    • 6. Challenges
      Yammer open source code used system.diagnostics namespace which failed on Azure.
      Forgot to use Copy local on system.web.mvc DLL
      Twitter oAuthcallback could not be set to localhost
      Azure Sql Management studio port 1433 not open at home ISP. Had to use CerebrataBrowser based SQL Azure Database Explorer
      Time
    • 7. Negative exeriencs with Windows Azure
      Lot of hassle with versions and service packs.
      Had to reinstall: Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio July 2009 CTP after installing a couple of windows updates.
      Product names and namespaces changed.
      New CTP’s, new paths and changes to the Windows Azure admin UI.
      Had to run on Vista or newer OS.
      VS run as administrator.
      Hard to read logs.
      Difficult to create table storage locally.
      Deployment hangs.
      Missing versioning/retract/restore in the cloud.
      Missing monitoring/profiling (Now part of Azure diagnostics).
      Azure costs even if app has not traffic (about 150$/month with minimal use?)
      Missing possibility for automatic load balancing.
      No SMTP support.
    • 8. Positive experiences with Windows Azure
      Stabile deployment
      Fast end simple deployment
      Easy to scaling
      Good administration UI
      Do not have to administrate/manage/patch server (in contrary to for example Amazon and Vmwares cloud offerings)
      Can choose between Azure SQL, blog/queue/table storage
      Staging server with switch over to prodcution
      Easy to log errors with
      RoleManager.WriteToLog(string eventLogName, string message)
    • 9. Tips and tricks
      Programming for Azure without Dev fabric
      Why would you do that:
      Dev fabric takes time to boot and you and change the files on the fly. Dev fabric will even sometimes hang. This makes markup and CSS development slow.
      twitter oAuth and possibly other services is problematic because call-backs can’t be set to localhost. Dev fabric usually runs on localhost:81
      Requires Vista OS
      How to develop outside dev fabric
      Use stand alone web app and 1) copy to dev fabric or have two VS solutions then 2) deploy to Azure staging server and then 3) switch over to production.
      Write code that automatically detects environment and use the correct DB Connection String.
      Read configuration settings from web.config when running outside dev fabric. When running in Dev fabric read settings from Azure ServiceConfiguration.cscfg
      Write adapters that replace blobstorage when running outside dev fabric.
      http://screencasts.ehuna.org/2010/01/how_to_speed_up_windows_azure.html
    • 10. How to checkwhatenvironmentyouareruning in
      publicenumEnvironmentType
      {
      Azure = 1, DevFabric = 2, LocalNoDevFabric = 3
      }
      publicstaticEnvironmentTypeCurrentEnvironment
      {
      Get
      {
      if(Microsoft.ServiceHosting.ServiceRuntime.RoleManager.IsRoleManagerRunning)
      {
      if(Microsoft.ServiceHosting.ServiceRuntime.RoleManager.GetConfigurationSetting("BlobStorageEndpoint").Contains("127.0.0.1"))
      returnEnvironmentType.DevFabric;
      else
      returnEnvironmentType.Azure;
      }
      else
      {
      returnEnvironmentType.LocalNoDevFabric;
      }
      }
      }
      ………………………..
      publicstaticstringImagesBlobStoragePath
      {
      get
      {
      if (GopherMap.Helpers.GophyEnvironments.CurrentEnvironment == GophyEnvironments.EnvironmentType.LocalNoDevFabric)
      return "/blobstorage/”;
      else
      returnMicrosoft.ServiceHosting.ServiceRuntime.RoleManager.GetConfigurationSetting("BlobStorageEndpoint").Trim() + "/imgs/";
      }
      }
    • 11. AzureSQL
      Pros
      Do not have to deal with artificial data tables (such as Azure Table storage, Google Bigtable, Amazon simpleDB)
      Just as working with any other database through MSSMS
      Cons
      Restrictions on port 1433
      Restrictins on Sql server statements that can be used.
      Have to convert and strip before you migrate data.
    • 12. ExperienceswithusingsocialAPI’s
      Twitter
      Mye data caching for å slippe å gjøre kall mot server hele tiden for alle klienter
      gratis autentisering og brukerprofil informasjon
      ulemper: ved caching så får man problemer med at app blir declined på server men cookies henger igjen
      oAuth
      med oAuth så går jeg som bruker til oAuthprovideren for å fjerne tilgang.
    • 13. GopherMap on Azure, pros and cons in comparison to traditional hosting
      Pros:
      Less can go wrong during operational management
      Better security
      Staging environment
      Don’t have to worry about server been taken down
      Less downtime
      Saves time
      Simple scaling (Distributed caching with AppFabric former velocity)
      Green
      Cons:
      Can not install things on server
      Not free
    • 14. Oppsummering
      Azuremakes lifeeasier for developers.
      Deploymentfaster and more simple. No need for Terminal services RDP: trenger ikke remote inn med remotedesktop og styre med å laste opp riktige filer og legge de ut på riktige steder og oppdatere ulike konfig filer osv osv.
      Somechildhooddiseases.
      Less hassle for thosewho start now.
      Works well for Social apps and usingAsp.Net MVC
      Here to stay.
    • 15. Hvordan komme i gang
      En del eksempler tilgjengelig
      Du kan kode i C#, VB.Net, PHP
      Ta utgangspunkt i NerdDinner eller myTODO
    • 16. Azure demo
      https://windows.azure.com
    • 17. GopherMap demo
      http://www.gophermap.com
      Lar deg finne relevante personer (relevant kompetanse)
      Beregnet spesielt for
      Konferanser og seminar
      Store organisasjoner
    • 18. Lenker (howtos)
      Deploying an app:
      http://ecn.channel9.msdn.com/o9/ch9/4/4/6/6/8/4/DeployingOnWindowsAzure_2MB_ch9.wmv
      NerdDinnerAsp.Net MVC eksempel kode:
      http://www.marcmywords.org/post/NerdDinner-hosted-on-Windows-Azure-and-SQL-Azure.aspx
      Asp.Net MVC, jQuerypå Windows Azure med table storage eksempel:
      http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/mytodo
    • 19. Lenker (verktøy)
      Getstarted:
      http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/
      My azure apps:
      https://windows.azure.com
      Browse blob storage:
      http://cloudberrylab.com/download.aspx?prod=cbazure
      Migratingdatabase to Azure SQL:
      http://sqlazuremw.codeplex.com/
      FreeAzure SQL online clienttool:
      https://onlinedemo.cerebrata.com/SQLAzureClient/default.aspx
      Azure Log viewer:
      http://blogs.itmentors.com/bill/2009/02/10/windows-azure-log-viewer/
    • 20. Questions
      Bouvet is hiring
      Open positions:
      .Net, Architects, SharePoint, Frontend.
      Contact
      Roy Lachica
      E-mail: roy.lachica@bouvet.noroy@hyposoft.no
      Web: http://roy.lachica.no
      LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/roylachica
      Twitter: http://twitter.com/roylac
      Blog: http://fuzzzyblog.blogspot.com
      Also check out fuzzzy.com
      Web Science community