We are happy to share that Paul Mehner’s book Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure Storage (ISBN 9780735667983) has shipped to the printer, and will be available online and in stores later this month. Two sample chapters from this book are available as a free download from the Microsoft Download center.
Get the focused, pragmatic guidance you need to build professional cloud applications using Windows Azure Storage. This is one of the few books centered around Storage capabilities, and the author provides essential, expert coverage of the four key services—BLOB, tables, queues, and drives. Developers will gain hands-on insights, including detailed sections on business use cases and guidance for choosing the right storage option for the job.
--Provides architectural and programming guidance to professional developers and architects proficient with Microsoft Visual Studio, C#, and LINQ
--Illuminates when and how to use BLOB storage, table storage, queues, and Windows Azure Drive to build, host, and scale applications in Microsoft-managed datacenters
--Presents business-case context for choosing the right service for your scenario, e.g. readers will compare relational tables to Windows Azure tables to understand benefits and tradeoffs
Check out the foreword, written by the esteemed Jeffrey Richter, in our previous blog post here.
Foreword Introduction PART I ARCHITECTURE AND USE CHAPTER 1 Understanding data storage CHAPTER 2 Windows Azure data storage overview CHAPTER 3 Windows Azure data storage accounts CHAPTER 4 Accessing Windows Azure data storage PART II BLOBS, TABLES, AND QUEUES CHAPTER 5 Blobs CHAPTER 6 Tables CHAPTER 7 Queues PART III ANALYTICS CHAPTER 8 Analytics, logging, and transaction metrics