In this session join a true Cloud enthusiast in pondering the opportunities in the Cloud. Let's talk about what makes the Cloud unique compared to non-cloud predecessors. We will look at the nature of Cloud Computing – service oriented with a focus on statelessness, low coupling, modularity and semantic interoperability. How does this relate to the Modern App? How do I get going if I'm not a 'Cloud enabled Developer' today and is this urgent? We'll talk about how to embrace the change. The session will underline the concepts with demos of services in the Windows Azure Platform.
The problem was that our platform was slow and couldn't support the growth we expected. We knew we needed to move the platform to the cloud and in a timely manner. After moving our core website to Azure, we decided to experiment with Azure websites on some of the platform features. For our 'Showcase' Facebook app we chose node.js. We started coding on Friday and demoed the application on the following Wednesday. The previous version of the 'Showcase' app took several months to complete. Since then we have moved several other platform features over to WAWS. The flexibility and agility they offer us make it an easy decision.
Larry Osterman is a long time MS employee (he's been a developer at Microsoft for 29 years. 29 years!!!). He's also been a Niner since the beginning of Channel 9. So great to have him on C9 Live! Even better, of course, is the feature Larry has been working on in Windows 8.1: Automatic App Data Cache Updating! Tune in to learn about this excellent new feature for keeping Apps fresh even when they aren't running! Go Larry!! Martyn Lovell is also a long time MS engineer, with roots in the VC++ team and now managing the Windows Runtime engineering team. Excellent to have Martyn on C9 Live!! Tune in.