Azure enables you to develop and test applications faster, at reduced cost, and with the flexibility to deploy in the cloud or on-premises. This video provides an overview of the preconfigured development environments available and the different ways to provision those environments in Azure. In addition we'll take a deeper look at our developer images for MSDN subscribers, which are preconfigured with Visual Studio to decrease the provision and set up time of a development environment even further.
Good developers try to make their jobs as easy as possible. We know our application will evolve and will need to scale, so we try to make future changes as simple as possible by layering and decoupling our architecture up front. That's great, but can we do more? Your API should be the most important part of your application, especially if you're deploying to the cloud. By focusing on the API first, you'll reap huge benefits in support and bug fixing, and you'll open your application up to massive scale and new features with minimal effort. With plenty of examples and live demos, this session is a practical guide to writing API-driven applications.