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Where the heck do I host my … cloud database?

October 14, 2013


So far, I’ve looked at options for hosting .NET and Node.js applications in the cloud. But what about the  services that web applications rely on? It’s unlikely that your cloud application will use many on-premises services, so you’ll need things like databases nearby. There are a LOT of relational and NoSQL cloud databases out there. […]

TechEd North America Session Recap, Recording Link

June 10, 2013


Last week I had the pleasure of visiting New Orleans to present at TechEd North America. My session, Patterns of Cloud Integration, was recorded and is now available on Channel9 for everyone to view. I made the bold (or “reckless”, depending on your perspective) decision to show off as many technology demos as possible so […]

My New Pluralsight Course – Patterns of Cloud Integration – Is Now Live

April 9, 2013


I’ve been hard at work on a new Pluralsight video course and it’s now live and available for viewing. This course, Patterns of Cloud Integration,  takes you through how application and data integration differ when adding cloud endpoints. The course highlights the 4 integration styles/patterns introduced in the excellent Enterprise Integration Patterns book and discusses […]

Interacting with Clouds From Visual Studio: Part 1 – Windows Azure

December 20, 2012


Now that cloud providers are maturing and stabilizing their platforms, we’re seeing better and better dev tooling get released. Three major .NET-friendly cloud platforms (Windows Azure, AWS, and Iron Foundry) have management tools baked right into Visual Studio, and I thought it’d be fun to compare them with respect to completeness of functional coverage and […]

Book’s Sample Chapter, Articles and Press Release

September 17, 2010


The book is now widely available and our publisher is starting up the promotion machine.  At the bottom of this post is the publisher’s press release.  Also, we now have one sample chapter online (Mike Sexton’s Debatching Bulk Data) as well as two articles representing some of the material from my Content Based Routing chapter […]

And … The New Book is Released

September 8, 2010


Nearly 16 months after a book idea was born, the journey is now complete.  Today, you can find our book, Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform, in stock at and for purchase and download at the Packt Publishing site. I am currently in Stockholm along with co-authors Stephen Thomas and Ewan Fairweather delivering […]

Using “Houston” to Manage SQL Azure Databases

July 22, 2010


Up until now, your only option for managing SQL Azure cloud databases was using an on-premise SQL Server Management Console and pointing to your cloud database.  The SQL Azure team has released a CTP of “Houston” which is a web-based, Silverlight environment for doing all sorts of stuff with your SQL Azure database.  Instead of […]


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