As a follow-up to our recent post featuring the MSDN Magazine on scaling Azure Web Sites, here are some additional articles recently made available that can help you as you develop and deploy your application in Azure Web Sites.
Architect for the Cloud Using Azure Web Sites Sometimes bad things happen to good apps, and when they do you need to react fast. This article explores the tools and patterns you can adopt to make your Web applications even better and more resilient in a sometimes-hostile cloud environment.
Building a Node.js and MongoDB Web Service Tejaswi Redkar shows you how to develop a RESTful Web service in Node.js that accesses a MongoDB database in the cloud, and how to deploy it to Azure Web Sites.
Hybrid Connectivity: Connecting Azure Web Sites to LOB Apps Using PortBridge Hybrid apps bring the power of the cloud to existing software services that run on-premises in your datacenter. This article takes a deep look at connecting a Web site to a line-of-business application running on-premises and shows how to enable seamless connectivity.
Teaching from the Cloud Using Azure Web Sites, MVC 5, SignalR and Azure SQL, this article explores the creation of an e-learning application that provides course modules, lessons and basic user administration. The result is a Web site that allows an instructor to "push" content to the students' browsers, keeping all students in sync with the current lesson.