Forums in the cloud

posted by Jeff | Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 11:00 AM | comments: 0

I decided last night to try and push my forum app up into Azure, and with just a little tweaking, it worked like a champ. One of the next things I plan to do is work on moving the cache layer out to work across multiple instances, which would in theory allow me to scale pretty well. Not that I need that, but it's an interesting science project.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm really into cloud-based infrastructure and applications. It's such a relief to be able to put apps on the Internet without having to maintain a server. It's also fun to build the stuff because it challenges you to think about making your apps more distributed and service oriented by default.

I needed a technical win last night. I haven't been engaging in technical stuff at a meaningful level lately, and I'm feeling "flat." By that, I mean I feel like I'm going an extended period of time without learning new things or practicing what I know. That's important to me, because it really has been the basis of advancement in my career.


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