Windows Azure and Node.js

In essence, Node.js is a server-side JavaScript environment that uses an asynchronous event-driven model to communicate between components. The intent is to create highly-scalable interactive applications. It has been compared to the Ruby Event machine but supports interaction as a language construct.

Although (as of this writing) fairly new, Node.js has been embraced by the developer community who have written thousands of modules to do common tasks.

Is it supported in Windows Azure? Why yes it is!

Other online resources for Node.js include:

Keen to hear your experiences installing and configuring on the platform. Please send me your experiences.

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About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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