I had a great time at the summit, and it was a great crowd. You know it’s going to be a fun day when Scott Gu is interrupted with questions from a 400 person audience right from the start. I don’t know about other speakers, but I love interaction from the audience, the more the better.
I presented on Windows Azure Web Sites, going into what they do, and how they work. I did a quick Hello World demo. The audience decided to start a company that would provide Pizza Eaters as a Service, so we built that out, from scratch. We used MVC4, and code first EF. We deployed to Web Sites and SQL Database in seconds. So fast that people had entered data into the site before I had time to flip over to the browser!
I have posted the slides and the sample code here:
I then showed a service running in Web Sites that was based on WebApi, and then showed a simple HTML5 Windows 8 App that consumed the service. Instead of the standard calculator service I deployed a string reversal service. I feel there is a large untapped market for string reversal, and I hope we disrupt it.
That source and walkthrough can be found on these posts: