My SELA Developer Practice Talk: Node.js on Windows Azure
The SDP started last Sunday in the shadow of rockets fired on Israel and an alarm and evacuation around 10:30AM. Nonetheless, attendance was almost full and all sessions were delivered as planned. We had three tracks with a total of 18 talks, and mine was concerned with running Node apps on Windows Azure.
This was a similar -- although not identical -- talk to what I did at the Israeli Windows Azure User Group last month. You can find the slides and demos here, but you will have to substitute your account names and keys if you want to run the demos on your machine or upload them to Windows Azure. The talk was recorded, as were all other talks; if you attended the conference you will get an email with details on how to access the recorded talks from all three tracks.
Here's a nice screenshot of some of the messages attendees wrote in my interactive bulletin board demo:
Some of the things we covered:
- Introduction to Node.js, HTTP client, express, nstore
- Windows Azure Portal and the command line 'azure' tool
- Uploading a simple Node app to Windows Azure Web Sites using git integration
- Accessing Azure Table Storage from a Node app
- Using a SQL Azure database from an on-premises Node app
- Connecting a Windows Azure Mobile Service and Windows Store app to the same SQL Azure database
- Using Node with MongoDB in an Ubuntu VM running on Windows Azure
- Using WebMatrix to download and modify a web site from Windows Azure
Thanks for attending, and stay tuned for more updates about next year's SDP. You can save the date already: it will be May 5-9, 2013!
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