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  1. 1. Microsoft Student PartnerAzure Development 101<br />Dominic Green<br />
  2. 2. About Me ...<br />
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  8. 8. Now for the techy stuff...<br />
  9. 9. Windows Azure<br />
  10. 10. Windows Azure<br />Simplicity<br />KISS – Keep it Simple ...<br />Avoid unnecessary complexity<br />
  11. 11. Windows Azure<br />Starbucks Model<br />Order taken by one person<br />Added to a order queue<br />Coffee made by someone else<br />Allows each worker to specialise<br />
  12. 12. Windows Azure<br />Loosely Coupled<br />Cashier doesn’t need to know how to make the coffee<br />Message based communication<br />Increases scalability<br />
  13. 13. Windows Azure<br />Message Serialization<br />Cashier writes the order on a cup or ticket<br />Allows complex information passed via queue<br />Passing objects to the queue<br />Serialize – Send – De-Serialize<br />
  14. 14. Windows Azure<br />Logging and Tracing<br />If the order goes wrong we should identify where so it doesn&apos;t happen to the next customer.<br />Write all activities out to logs<br />Cannot attach a debugger to the cloud<br />Identify cause and location of any problems<br />
  15. 15. Windows Azure<br />Trace Manager<br />Trace In / Out of methods<br />Trace Extension method for any object<br />Trace Message<br />Trace Exception<br />Enable tracing from configuration<br />
  16. 16. Windows Azure<br />Move away from config files<br />app.config and web.config files can no longer be altered normally.<br />Part of the deployed package<br />Use .cscfg and .csdef files<br />Worker Role app.config<br />
  17. 17. Windows Azure<br />Identifying Messages<br />Globally Unique Identifier<br />Very low probability of being replicated<br />Trace message in the cloud<br />
  18. 18. Windows Azure<br />Adapt to load<br />If too many orders come in everyone should focus on making coffee.<br />Focus on critical operations<br />Turn features of the site off to ease load<br />Once dealt with the spike resume normal service<br />
  19. 19. Windows Azure<br />Idempotencey<br />We don’t want to make the same order twice, its bad for business.<br />Multiple operations should always give the same result<br />
  20. 20. Windows Azure<br />Local Storage<br />Local storage can be used as a cache<br />Don’t store critical data<br />Use Azure storage to persist data<br />Plan for the worst<br />
  21. 21. Windows Azure<br />Development Fabric<br />Can debug applications locally using the development fabric<br />Included in the Azure SDK<br />Acts as a local cloud<br />
  22. 22. Windows Azure<br />Development Storage<br />Local version of storage<br />Remember to generate your tables<br />Acts slightly different that real storage<br />Use cloud storage as much as possible<br />
  23. 23. Windows Azure<br />Table Storage<br />Need to generate tables locally<br />Ensure Dev Storage is pointing to the correct table<br />Difference online<br />
  24. 24. Windows Azure<br />Production and Staging<br />
  25. 25. Windows Azure<br />Software + Services<br />Client applications can use the power of the cloud<br />Add the endpoints to app.config<br />Rich user experience<br />Extend current applications<br />
  26. 26. Windows Azure<br />Tools<br />Cloud Drive<br />Included in the Windows Azure SDK Samples<br />Windows Storage Explorer<br /><br />
  27. 27. Windows Azure<br />Resources<br />Windows Azure<br /><br />Steve Marx<br /><br />Sriram Krishnan<br /><br />Cloudy in Seattle<br /><br />
  28. 28. @domgreen<br /><br /><br />Dominic Green<br />