Building Windows Azure Service Part7: Service Testing

In this post, you will test the GuestBook application in the Development Fabric (aka, devfabric). The devfabric is a simulated environment for developing and testing Windows Azure applications on your test machine. A Visual Studio project with source code is available at the end of this post to accompany the subject matter discussed. In Visual…

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Building Windows Azure Service Part6: Service Configuration

You can update your service’s configuration while the service is running without taking the service offline. The service configuration (.cscfg) file contains the service’s configuration. To change configuration information, you can either upload a new configuration file, or edit the configuration file in place and apply it to your running service. This does not apply…

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Building Windows Azure Service Part5: Worker Role Background Tasks Handler

In this post you will create a worker role to read work items posted to a queue by the web role front-end. The worker role performs these tasks: Extract the information about the guest book entry from the message queued by the web role in the Queue Storage. Retrieve the user entry from the Table…

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