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Windows Azure Web Sites by James Chambers

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Chapter 8

Deploying and Configuring a Cloud Application

IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • A walk-through of the project’s core assets
  • Background technical information on how the application is implemented and operates
  • Examples of deployment to and configuration of a site in the cloud

WROX.COM CODE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS CHAPTER

You need to download the MovieFu.zip file.

While the goal of this book centers primarily on deploying and maintaining websites in Windows Azure, it would be hard to get a full picture of the process and its nuances without a concrete example from which to work. You can read all you want to about how to ride a horse, but it’s a whole different story when you finally get on the saddle! For that reason, you’re about to saddle up and walk through the deployment and configuration of an actual reference application. This will enable you to learn about the various aspects of the deployment process as well as manage your deployments once they are out in the cloud.

EXPLORING THE MOVIEFU APPLICATION

So here’s the premise: Imagine you have a great collection of movies that you want to track and share with your friends. You even want to give them a chance to comment on the movies and rate them, which is great information to have if you decide to host a movie night. You set up a website that enables you to create your library of flicks, search for movies, and keep track of the directors that make your favorite films. You call the site MovieFu and build the application using the ASP.NET ...

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