Programming Azure Blobs with Java

I’m producing a series of blog post that highlights the work I’ve done with an O’Reilly media video course. I will produce several posts a week to support this course, as seen below. http://bit.ly/bruno-does-linux-data-java The course is targeted towards developers who want to write Java applications on Linux and host those application in Azure. These…

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Understanding Azure Provisioning

I’m producing a series of blog post that highlights the work I’ve done with an O’Reilly media video course. I will produce several posts a week to support this course, as seen below. http://bit.ly/bruno-does-linux-data-java The course is targeted towards developers who want to write Java applications on Linux and host those application in Azure. These…

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An Azure Overview and Perspective

I’m producing a series of blog post that highlights the work I’ve done with an O’Reilly media video course. I will produce several posts a week to support this course, as seen below. http://bit.ly/bruno-does-linux-data-java The course is targeted towards developers who want to write Java applications on Linux and host those application in Azure. These…

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Microsoft Azure Data Storage for Developers using Linux and Java

O’Reilly Course Released Hello Friends, I have released a full-blown video course on O’Reilly. Intended target audience and skill level for a customer I would like to think that because of the approach I’m taking that this course is relevant for all skill levels. If you are a beginner, I type everything in from scratch…

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Build a Cloud-hosted, Web-Based Blob Copy Utility using Node.js

Introduction The goal is simple. Present a web form that allows a user to type in a URL. A username and password also accepted. When the user clicks perform copy, the image pointed to by the URL will be copied to azure blob storage through a streaming mechanism. We will build a blob copy utility…

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Installing And Configuring PowerShell To Build Out a Linux-based High Performance Storage Infrastructure In The Cloud

This post is about provisioning a Linux VM (Ubuntu) with Premium storage. Most posts focus on Windows but the customers I work with our 100% Linux based. As of this post, the only definitive and testing scripting approach is with Windows-based PowerShell. I apologize for this and hope we get a more JavaScript version soon…

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The Azure Portal A to Z

This is a post about the Azure platform at large. It attempts to explain it in its entirety, using the Azure portal as the launching point for discussion. There are currently around 26 separate menu selections from the portal itself. Each one of these menu items can be considered a career in itself. Think about…

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Installing Ruby On Rails On Ubuntu on Azure

I have a customer wanting to run their Rails stack on Azure. So I thought I’d explore what it takes to make that happen. Ruby on Rails is an application stack that provides developers with a framework to quickly create a variety of web applications. Starting at the Azure Portal The first step is to…

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How to use PowerShell to Build Azure Storage Connection Strings

I needed to create a bunch of connection strings to use in my code. But this can be error prone and painful, especially if you have many data centers. In addition, you may decide to regenerate the primary storage key, in which case the whole nightmare would need to be repeated. In my previous post,…

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PowerShell to Automate Azure Storage Account Creation

Why would you want to click through a portal for 30 minutes if you could just create everything programmatically? That’s what inspired me to write some code. Getting Powershell setup is easy: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/install-configure-powershell/ Here is the output from running the provisioning process: Figure 1: Provisioning Storage Accounts The code is crazy easy, as long as…

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