Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure
Let's compare and contrast the cloud offerings by Amazon and Microsoft, and time permitting, dig into the C# code necessary to leverage various pieces of each platform. We'll look at Elastic Beanstalk, S3, Git Deploy, hosted databases, virtual machines, and permissions ... provided we have a strong internet connection. Rob will leave us with a solid foundation for evaluating these and other cloud offerings as our industry transitions into the cloud.
Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node. He is principal of Richardson & Sons, LLC, builder of ASP.NET and Node solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. Rob has a BFA and MSCIS, and has been building software in .NET and HTML for over a dozen years. He's a frequent speaker at user groups and community events, and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development. You can find this and other talks on his blog at http://robrich.org/presentations and follow him on twitter at @rob_rich.