Using Python with Azure

Guest Post by Gerald Britton Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful solutions, tips & tricks and how to’s on integrating OSS & Microsoft technologies. In case you have any questions, don’t hesitate and drop us a comment below or reach out to us via Twitter and Facebook!…


On a Cloud: Config & Consumer Pattern

Configuration In this video I quickly go through how I set up configuration for the projects that I work on. I go through the reasons why I have come to only using configuration when the value needs to change depending on environment.   Queue: Competing Consumers Pattern The competing consumer pattern is a basic queuing…

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On a Cloud: Queues

In my first two videos I have presented a couple quick overviews of Queues and a very typical queuing pattern. Both videos tackle queuing from a generic perspective and you can apply these to almost any queuing technology available today.   Basic Overview I posted a quick video on when and how you use queues….

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Python and Data : MySQL as a data source for Python applications

This post will show you how to use Python to connect to a MySQL Server database, save and retrieve data. I ( @HockeyGeekGirl ) recently recorded some courses with Christopher Harrison ( @GeekTrainer ) on Microsoft Virtual Academy about coding with Python. During that series of courses we explored several different data sources. Sometimes it…

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Python and Data: SQL Database on Azure as a data source for Python applications

This post will show you how to use Python to connect to a SQL database on Azure in the cloud, as well as how to save and retrieve data.   I ( @HockeyGeekGirl ) recently recorded some courses with Christopher Harrison ( @GeekTrainer ) on Microsoft Virtual Academy about coding with Python. During that series…

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PyGame for the Aspiring Game Developer

Is the programming language a blocker for you joining a project? Want to learn more about building games with Python? On this episode, @ScruffyFurn (Mickey MacDonald) continues his rant around the idea that game developers lock themselves to one technology. He discusses the similarities of popular languages and why you should never let any language…


Python and Data : SQL Server as a data source for Python applications

This post will show you how to use Python to connect to a SQL Server database, save and retrieve data. I ( @HockeyGeekGirl ) recently recorded some courses with Christopher Harrison ( @GeekTrainer ) on Microsoft Virtual Academy about coding with Python. During that series of courses we explored several different data sources. Sometimes it…

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Let us take you from complete beginner to professional web developer

It can be difficult to connect the dots from beginner programmer to understanding the architecture of a full fledged application. We’ve put together a learning path to try and help! This post shares a learning path that can help you go from beginner coder to creating the architecture of a professional web application. If you…

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Can I Deploy to Azure with an Open Source Language?

Yes! You can deploy to Azure using the Azure API and SDK for your favorite open source language. In the spirit of openness, Azure has outstanding support for numerous open source languages and web stacks across a whole spectrum of cloud products. With the exception of .NET, each language has its own SDK available on…

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Part 6: Get started with Python: Build your first Django Application in PTVS

This is a tutorial series which will teach you how to code in Python. We will start with the absolute basics of installation of Python in Windows and Python Tools in Visual Studio. We will then go through basic constructs in Python and write a couple of programs to summarize what we have learned. Part…

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