Azure ServiceBus Message Payload Serialization using protobuf

Choices are between ready made coffee maker and make it ourselves available in Windows Azure kitchen.  As long as we want cappuccino, Windows Azure .NET libraries are good to go in terms of productivity and maintainability.  Sometimes, we may need to prepare blended iced cappuccino.  REST API (the actual service interface to Windows Azure services) [...]

Circuit Breaker for Windows Azure

No application is in island.  Every application needs to interact with other applications located in remote, or consumes data stored in remote.  Your application should be cautious and handle instability situations while interacting with these remote endpoints. Various practices and patterns are available for implementing a stable system.  Michael T. Nygard specifies following stability patterns [...]

Azure Storage Services Asynchronously in Java

When performing I/O bound operation, the program should use asynchronous approach.  This is particularly important when you access the Azure storage services.  As of now, Azure managed libraries for .NET and Java do not support asynchronous APIs.  Instead, by using underlying run time’s asynchronous programming approaches along with Azure storage services REST API makes you [...]

Synchronous, Async and Parallel Programming Performance in Windows Azure

This post discusses the performance benefits of effectively using .NET TPL  when doing I/O bound operations. Intent When there is a need for non-synchronous programming pattern (asynchronous and/or parallel) in Azure applications, the pattern of choice must be based on the target VM size we have chosen for that app and the type of operation [...]