Bud Aaron has been actively involved in electronics, computers and software for over 70 years. Bud taught military and civilian courses in electronics, computers and programming and has sold over 100 magazine articles and books to major publishers. In 1976 Bud helped found BusinessMaster to write accounting software. That led to the founding of CheckMaster in 1992. CheckMaster changed its name to DotNetChecks in 2007. Bud has been actively involved as a Microsoft beta tester for many years. Bud is a biographee in Marquis Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who in the Media and Communications.
So how easy are you going to find putting websites in the Cloud? We decided to ask Bud, who has loads of IT experience, but is a stranger to the cloud, to create a minimal 'Hello world', LightSwitch application and attempt to deploy it; first to Amazon Web Services, then Elastichost and finally to Windows Azure. He documented the struggle.… Read more
We wondered how easy it would be for the average developer to use one of the cloud services to put up one of the very simplest of ASP.NET MVC applicastions, NerdDinner, complete with database. We asked Bud, who turned into an intrepid explorer of the Amazon to show us the way.… Read more
How can you getting through the Azure firewall to allow remote access to SQL Azure, er Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Server Data Services, then SQL Services and SQL Azure)? The easy way is to use the Windows Azure Portal but you can also script the process to access the RESTful servic… Read more
So how easy is it to set up a database-driven application on Azure, using the tools that one is familar with. There are several different ways of doing it, and Bud decides to find out which is the best way… Read more