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Windows Azure™ Step by Step by Roberto Brunetti

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Chapter 5. Tables, Queues, and Worker Roles

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Use the API to store and retrieve application entities in storage account tables.

  • Use the storage emulator to test the application locally.

  • Use queues to decouple applications.

  • Create a Worker Role project to perform background processes.

In Chapter 4, you saw how to work with the Windows Azure storage account and used the project portal to create a new storage account. Then you were introduced to the Windows Azure Management Tool to gain experience with the features for managing blobs and containers. At the end of the chapter, you developed a simple application that uses the StorageClient API to store blobs both in the local simulated environment and the ...

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