29 August 2012
29 August 2012

Creating a custom Login page for federated authentication with Windows Azure ACS

Windows Azure Acess Control Service (ACS) provides a way of authenticating users who need to access web applications and services without having to factor complex authentication logic into the application itself. It is surprisingly easy to create a custom login page that delegates the authentication process to an identity provider… Read more
16 July 2012
16 July 2012

An Independent Review of Explorer Tools for Windows Azure Blob Storage

Windows Azure Blob Storage Windows Azure Storage is one of the core components in Windows Azure that offers a scalable, highly available, and competitively priced storage option. Amongst others abstractions in Azure Storage (Table Storage and Queue Storage), Blob Storage is perhaps the most widely-used service. Blob Storage allows us to store any unstructured text … Read more
09 February 2012
09 February 2012

An Introduction to Windows Azure (Part 2)

This is the second article of a two-part introduction to Windows Azure. The first part discussed the Windows Azure data centers and examined the core services that Windows Azure offers. This article explore additional services available as part of Windows Azure which enable customers to build richer, more powerful applications.… Read more
23 January 2012
23 January 2012

Ninja-Style Blogging with toto and Heroku- Part 2

Shameer continues in his quest to use the Toto Blogging engine and Git to create a fast blogging platform on Heroku. In part 1, he showed how to get a basic blogging platform up and running. Now he shows how to customize a Toto template and engine, and edit the engine to have more sophisticated functionality such as tag clouds or related articles.… Read more
19 January 2012
19 January 2012

An Introduction to Windows Azure (Part 1)

Windows Azure is the Microsoft cloud computing platform which enables developers to quickly develop, deploy, and manage their applications hosted in a Microsoft data center. As a PAAS provider, Windows Azure not only takes care of the infrastructure, but will also help to manage higher level components including operating systems, runtimes, and middleware.… Read more
13 January 2012
13 January 2012

Comparing IAAS and PAAS: A Developer’s Perspective

In the Cloud, services come in the form of Software (SaaS), Infrastructure (IaaS) and platform (PaaS). when moving a service to the cloud, IaaS and PaaS provide two different service models and provisioning steps of solutions. A PaaS providers has more responsibility for your solution than an IAAS provider. wherase an IaaS solutionmay offer more flexibility at lower level. Wely Lau explains.… Read more