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Glenn Block Node.js on Windows Azure Video


If I told you that you can build node.js applications in Windows Azure would you believe me? Come to this session and I’ll show you how. You’ll see how take those existing node apps and easily deploy them to Windows Azure from any platform. You’ll see how you can make yours node apps more robust by leveraging Azure services like storage and service bus, all of which are available in our new “azure” npm module. You’ll also see how to take advantage of cool tools like socket.io for WebSockets, node-inspector for debugging and Cloud9 for an awesome online development experience.

About Glenn

Glenn is a PM at Microsoft working on support for node.js in Windows and Azure. Glenn has a breadth of experience both both inside and outside Microsoft developing software solutions for ISVs and the enterprise. Glenn has been a passionate supporter of open source and has been active in involving folks from the community in the development of software at Microsoft. This has included shipping products under open source licenses, as well as assisting other teams looking to do so. Glenn is also a lover of community and a frequent speaker at local and international events and user groups.

Glenn’s blog can be found on CodeBetter or you can follow him on twitter at you own risk.




The source for this presentation can be found on Adron’s github account.

4 responses to “Glenn Block Node.js on Windows Azure Video

  1. Glenn Block (@gblock) March 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    One clarification. I said that node sucks for doing computation. That’s not painting an entirely true statement. It is not ideal if you are doing that processing in a single node process. Using cluster (http://nodejs.org/docs/latest/api/cluster.html) however you can spawn off child node processes which do work and which are managed by the main process. That can help in many scenarios however it is still not a magic hammer. For example using the .NET Parallel extensions will allow you take advantage of multi-core systems and write code that is far simpler than implementing the same in node.js with Cluster.

  2. Eric Genesky March 13, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I think that our community of cloud developers would really appreciate checking out your presentation. Would you mind if I reposted it with a link and author attribution at DZone.com? Send me an email if you’re interested!

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