We had a dev meetup this lunchtime and the subject today was Azure. I wanted to show the teams some of the things I use most in Azure.
The areas we covered were:
- Creating websites
- Auto deploying websites using a publish file and directly from a git branch
- Storage Queues
- Storage Tables
- Creating SQL Databases
All of these are so comically easy it's crazy. Unfortunately I wasn't able to use my Surface with our meeting room screen so I had to borrow a laptop. This meant that I couldn't show my neat F# Example on sending messages with Azure Queue Storage. It's a really neat and light weight messaging system with few bells and whistles.
The example also shows off the support for Discriminated Union types in Json.net now which is fantastic.
I've included the packages file so you can see the azure packages that you will need.