Deploying Ruby on Rails and MongoDB in Windows Azure using the Linux Command-Line Tools (Part 2)

In this second part, we are going to install MongoDB on a separate server, and get our Ruby on Rails talking to it! I am going to use the second VM we created in the previous post, as a reminder we used a command like this: $ azure vm create testruby “CANONICAL__Canonical-Ubuntu-12-04-amd64-server-20120528.1.3-en-us-30GB.vhd” tom “password” –connect web1…


INVITATION: Windows Azure Open Platform Services (OSS) Summit – Paris, France – Dec 4, 2012

Learn more about how Windows Azure has helped companies realize the true value of the cloud.  Windows Azure supports multiple development platforms, languages, and tools providing first-class choice beyond .NET for developers and enterprises. Register now for our Open Services Summit to learn how you can take advantage of an open, flexible, rock solid platform….


Windows Azure Acceleration Lab – Open Platform Services – Paris, 5th-7th December 2012

Windows Azure is an open and flexible platform that supports running applications written in any programming language. The authoring tools and emulators provide you everything you need to test your applications locally and package them for deployment to the cloud, regardless of what programming language and tools you are using. Because Windows Azure service APIs…


Deploying Ruby on Rails in Windows Azure using the Linux Command-Line Tools (Part 1)

In this blog post in two parts, I will show you how to deploy a set of Linux Virtual Machines running in Windows Azure, running the Ruby on Rails stack with a MongoDB back-end. The challenge is to do it without ever touching a Windows client machine, and using only the Linux command-line tools. Let’s…

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Running Redis on a CentOS Linux VM in Windows Azure

With the new version of the Windows Azure platform we announced on June 7th, it is now possible to create and run persistent virtual machines, with an extended choice of operating systems, including now several Linux distributions (Ubuntu, CentOS and SUSE). These virtual machines (Linux or Windows) start on a durable disk, stored as a…

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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…


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…


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…


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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