A couple of weeks ago, the French developpez.com website launch a challenge in collaboration with Microsoft to help developers discover the Windows Azure platform.The goal was to succeed 5 different steps in order to win the challenge and get two prizes. The first one was a wifi teeshirt and the second one the new Microsoft Arc Mouse.
It was my first real experience with the Azure platform and I was very happy to be able to manipulate the platform through various real-world example. The steps were the following:
- Deploy an existing application on Azure
- Modify an existing application and then deploy it on Azure
- Deploy an existing application using Blob storage
- Fix a Winforms application using the Azure API to backup files and folder
- Answers several questions about the Azure platform
The steps were both educational (each time we discovered a new feature) and challenging (we must make it work !). I would like to thank very much the organizers of this event: Jérôme Lamber, Louis-Guillaume Morand, Phillippe Vialatte, Pierre Couzy and Thomas Lucchini.
Hopefully, we’ll see more challenges in the future on the developpez.com website.