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  • Blog Post: Installing MariaDB Galera Cluster on Windows Azure

    MariaDB is a popular “drop-in replacement for MySQL”. In this post, I would like to show you how to deploy a MariaDB Galera Cluster in a HA configuration on Windows Azure. Install MariaDB Galera Cluster and create a VM Image First, we need to install the MariaDB/Galera bits on a virtual machine that...
  • Blog Post: How to use the Windows Azure Service Management API from cURL to create Virtual Machines

    Recently a partner asked me for some simples examples of using the Windows Azure Management API from that most universal Swiss army knife of HTTP debug tools, namely the infamous cURL. Specifically, he was looking for an example of how to create a Linux machine from the command line using just cURL....
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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)...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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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