Azure in the wild!

Main Session

Azure is a great platform!  It has revolutionized our clients approach to grid computing, offering up huge computational capacity with no capital investment.  Our product is one of the largest users of Azure Compute in the world and it’s growing.

However, nothing comes for free!  A lot of the things you take for granted on-premise are not available in the cloud.

I will share our experiences of building Software as a Service products solely using what you get out of the box with Platform as a Service, wart’s and all!  We’ll talk about the pros and cons of the cloud and discuss the differences you’ll find from being on premise to being in the cloud.  We’ll talk about how those differences enable you to scale up, big time! I’ll show you Azure storage (Tables, Blobs and Queues), deployments and automation (powershell stuff).  If there’ time I’ll also share my experience about when to use SQL Azure and when not to and show you how we approach event sourcing with table storage.

If the great introduction gave by Richard Conway in April left you wanting to know more, or you’re thinking of developing a cloud app this will hopefully answer some of your questions. If you have any specific questions feel free to ask me before hand I’ll try and cover them off for you.


Join or login to comment.

  • Craig R.

    Can I state a preference for Light Theme rather than Dark VS Theme for use on the projector? (and some kind of text zooming) for code demos.

    3 · May 23

    • Adam N.

      Yep, might be worth confirming these prior to presentation?

      June 16

  • Richard C.

    Speaker had excellent knowledge of his subject and was very articulate, but in my opinion tried to cram a little bit too much in and at times left me behind. For example, I wonder what percentage of the audience know what idempotent means and what the implications of it are? I happen to have done work where it is important.

    May 23

    • Mark J.

      Given an admittedly small research group (I.e. me) I can confirm that 100% of the audience had an understanding of idempotence and were glad it wasn't a computer science lesson

      May 23

    • Mark J.

      Whoops posted early as well. Thanks for the session tom, some genuinely thought-provoking ideas

      May 23

  • Vimal

    Very insightful session.
    It boost my confidence in CQRS, learned few tricks.

    1 · May 23

  • Kieron L.

    Very insightful, and confirmed a lot of the patterns we already employ. Maybe two solutions for the demo next time (;

    1 · May 22

  • Tom P.

    I'm really looking forward to talking with you all. For some context, here's a bit of background on our product to save me time talking about the context and more time talking about how you do this in azure…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­

    Thanks!
    Tom

    1 · May 17

    • Richard A.

      Hey Tom, we're looking forward to the talk too. On a side note, do you know what tools/company was used to create the promotional video?

      May 19

    • Tom P.

      Hi Richard, The company is called Allytics, they are based in Seattle. http://www.allytics.c...­ If you'd like an introduction let me know.

      May 20

46 went

Membership dues

GBP60.00 Membership valid till end 2015

This covers: Pizza, events & bribes to officials

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “Please make cheques out to Developer South Coast, cash to be handed to either John or Rich.

Your organizer will refund you if:

  • Your organizer closes their Meetup Group
  • You will be refunded the outstanding sub for the group. The membership works out at £5 a month, so if there were 3 months in the year left, you'd be refunded £15.

Our Sponsors

  • Spectrum IT

    The awesome guys at Spectrum cover Venue Hire and Pizza each month! :)

  • JetBrains

    JetBrains gives us 1 Resharper license a month to giveaway!

  • Telerik

    The people at Telerik give us an uber swag license bundle each month! :)

  • Typemock

    2 licenses for their excellent Isolator each month to give away!

  • redgate

    redgate give us 2 .NET Reflector Pro licenses to give away each month!

  • Xamarin

    They've given us some licenses and swag to give away!

  • Pluralsight - Hardcore Dev Training

    They give us licenses to their excellent online courses!

  • Apress

    Discounts on books and swag to giveaway! :)

  • O'Reilly Books

    Review copies of books we want, as well as discounts on any purchases.

  • Manning Books

    Review copies of their books and a discount on all purchases!

  • CodeProject ::Workspaces

    Swag for the "Using Javascript to take over the world!" session :)

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more
Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Start your Meetup today

Act now and get 50% off.
Until February 1.

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy