Archive for May, 2011

Azure Article published in DevProConnections

May 3, 2011

I just had an article published in DevProConnections magazine! I have other articles online (about ClickOnce), but this is the first time I’ve actually been printed in hard copy! (Not to be confused with Hard Copy, the cheesy precursor to TMZ. Not that TMZ isn’t cheezy, too. But I digress…).

The article basically covers four topics that I used repeatedly in my migration to Windows Azure and SQL Azure, I hope these help you with your Azure development. Here are the topics:

  1. How to move your web application to Windows Azure. This shows how to convert your web application to a cloud application using a neat trick I learned from Ward Bell.
  2. SQLServer Database Migration – how to migrate your SQLServer database to SQL Azure.
  3. How to configure and use Trace Logging. This is a biggie, because at the very least, you want to track errors in your applications, and at most, you might want to put in trace logging to help you debug any problems you might have.
  4. How to program your access to SQL Azure to handle connectivity issues. Although I’ve had fewer connection problems in the recent months, when I first migrated to SQL Azure, I had a ton of connection problems. You have to put in retry code, and this bit explains why and how.

Check out the article here and let me know what you think!