Using the Windows Azure PHP SDK command-line tools on Linux

No, you are not dreaming, and yes, it works: using the latest version of the PHP SDK for Windows Azure, you can use the command-line tools (and the API, for that matter) on Linux! Here’s how. You may first need to install PHP proper on your machine; here’s how to do it on Ubuntu: sudo…

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Sample command-line utility to enable Storage Analytics on Windows Azure

The Windows Azure Storage team has has recently announced the availability of a widely requested feature: Windows Azure Storage Analytics to track, analyze, and debug your usage of storage (Blobs, Tables and Queues). Here are a few additional resources: MSDN Documentation Logging: Additional information and Coding Examples Metrics: Additional information and Coding Examples Steve Marx…

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Accessing Windows Azure Blob Storage using jQuery

Did you know it was possible to access the Windows Azure Blob Storage directly from JavaScript, for example using jQuery? At first, it sounds obvious, since Blobs are after all acessible from a public URL… But in practice, there is a very big hurdle: the Web browser’s Same Origine Policy or SOP, that restricts JavaScript…

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Controlling a Silverlight PivotViewer control from JavaScript with ScriptableMember

The Silverlight PivotViewer control offers a really compelling experience for exploring and sorting through visual data like photographs. It includes a number of built-in controls, but the other day a customer complained that he could not just hand the control to his Web developers for them to integrate it into Web pages – they had…

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Deploying the Java sample app to Windows Azure using the Starter Kit & Eclipse Plugin

In a previous post, I have presented a little sample Java web application I have written to demonstrate how you can use Windows Azure Platform resources from a Java web application. It’s a simple starting point that includes the basic building blocks like the Windows Azure Java SDK, the SQL Azure JDBC driver, a sample…

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Java sample application for Windows Azure

I have published on GitHub the source code for a very simple Java Web application, that includes all the basic building blocks you would need to start developing a “real” Java application for Windows Azure. It takes the form of an Eclipse project that contains the following elements: A “classic” JSP application (very 20th century…

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Running the Windows Azure Cmdlets with SDK 1.4

The Windows Azure Management Cmdlets are very useful to manage your hosted services from a PowerShell command-line, and they have recently been upgraded for SDK 1.3… Unfortunately not yet for SDK 1.4. They work fine though, all you have to do is to fix the dependency checker scripts. Once you have extracted the package contents,…

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Ruby Worker Role code sample

I have posted the Visual Studio solution for the basic Ruby Worker Role that I described in my previous post. It is up on code.msdn.com: Basic Windows Azure Worker Role on code.msdn.com The solution containg everything, including the binaries for the Ruby interpreter, curl, etc., so it is ready to go! All you need to…

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Deploying Ruby in Windows Azure

You probably know already that the Windows Azure Platform supports many types of technologies; we often mention Java or PHP in that regard, but today I would like to show you how to deploy a basic Ruby application in Windows Azure. This will also give us the opportunity to see a few utilities and tips…

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Configuring an IIS 7 front-end for Apache Tomcat, using AppCmd.exe

I wanted to automate as much as possible the process of configuring the Apache Tomcat Redirector for IIS 7. You can find detailed how-to documents describing how to configure the ISAPI filter manually, but I couldn’t find any ready-made scripts to automate the process using IIS 7’s AppCmd command. My goal is eventually to get…

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