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JavaScript, Meet Cloud: Node.js on Windows Azure

Node.js is an incredibly popular framework for writing event-based server applications in JavaScript.  With its hundreds of modules and vibrant ecosystem, it is quickly catching up to other server-based frameworks, and makes it extremely easy to deploy Web applications.  The June 2012 refresh introduces Node.js support on Windows Azure, including Azure Web Sites, Cloud Services, and Virtual Machines.

In this talk we'll build a Node.js application from scratch and deploy it to Windows Azure in a matter of seconds. We'll use Node, express, nstore, SQL Azure, MongoDB, and might even see a glimpse of integration with Windows Azure Mobile Services.

Presenter: Sasha Goldstein

Details about Sasha:

Sasha Goldshtein is the CTO of SELA Group, a Microsoft C# MVP, and an international consultant and trainer. Sasha is the author of "Pro .NET Performance" (Apress, 2012) and other books, a prolific blogger, and author of numerous training courses including Parallel Programming, Windows Internals, Debugging, and Performance. His consulting work revolves mainly around distributed architecture and mobile application development.

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  • Sasha G.

    Thanks everyone for coming last night! The demo code I promised to share with you is available on GitHub. Please feel free to explore and experiment with it. Here's the link:

    3 · February 26, 2014

  • Tibor T.

    Engaging presentation by Sasha Goldstein. I have experience with Azure, but Node.js was quite an eye opener. Glad I attended. Will come again.

    3 · February 25, 2014

  • Eran B.

    Great turnout. Keep up the good work team!!!

    2 · February 25, 2014

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