Thank you to Richard Tasker who came to DerbyshireDotNet to talk about Windows Azure and Web Apps in particular. Windows Azure is such a huge platform so it was good to learn about Richard’s experience in using it. And how he and his team made the necessary trade-offs when choosing between similar technologies in the stack, such as:

  • Web Apps vs Web Roles
  • Relational vs Colum Store vs Key/Pair vs Document databases
  • Azure Queues vs Azure Service Bus
  • Web Jobs vs Worker Roles

The talk was very engaging and well received.

Richard has kindly sent over the presentation slides for Azure : The Good Parts from the evening, and we hope to see him at the group again.