Monthly Archives: May 2010

Bulb Flash:- Few tips to Reduce Cost and Optimize performance in Azure!

Applications deployed on azure are meant to 1. Perform better at 2. Lesser cost. As a software developer its inherently your job to ensure this holds true.. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when deploying applications on Azure to make sure your clients are happy:-) Application Optimizations Cloud is stateless , so […]

Creating An “Extensible” Consolidated Social Networking Platform in WPF using MEF

One of my recent projects was on Social Networking where we worked with various social networking sites like WL, Facebook, Delicious, Twitter ,Picassa, Flickr etc to bring them to a common platform for a user. It was a pretty interesting application and i’ll try to demonstrate multiple WPF patterns we implemented in it. One was […]

Azure:- What Azure Offers and what exactly does “Compute” mean?

An architect always has the tough job of convincing the client that the solution deployed is “optimum” under the given constraints!!. Especially when it comes to Azure where there is a constant Cost vs Compute fight!!. Got this excellent diagram from the Windows Architecture Guidance which illustrates what you get when you create an Azure […]

Bulb Flash:- Remember the restrictions in Azure!!

Was collating all sorts of size restrictions for tables, blobs etc but found this really useful post by Cerebrata which has the exact info i wanted to collate!! Another useful blog by them is on the differences between Dev storage and cloud storage…will help prevent frustrating moments while going uphill the learning curve!! Thanks Cerebrata!! […]