December 2012 Entries

PRO SQL Database for Windows Azure

After months of work, rework, revisions and reviews, the second edition of the APress book PRO SQL Database for Windows Azure is out! You can get it on Amazon (Paperback or Kindle) or through Barnes & Nobles (NOOK version). All the screenshots and instructions were changed from the first edition (PRO SQL Azure) to demonstrate the use of SQL Database using the new portal. However, above and beyond the graphics, the new edition covers the new SQL Database management portal, Federations, a complete ......

Scalable Distributed Workload with Azure Queues

If you develop an application for the cloud, such as Microsoft Azure, you may need to create a distributed workload. Distributing workload in the cloud is one of the fundamental aspects of scalability, because you can breakdown the work into smaller pieces and use multiple machines to process the workload. A good workload distribution technique exposes the following important characteristics: - The more machines you use, the faster the overall workload will be processed - An increase of machines ......

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