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Thanks to everyone who came along to the UK Connected Systems User Group meeting in London tonight.

My session was on non-Microsoft technologies which Microsoft is embracing, either through supporting platforms, partnering with other providers or incorporating into the Azure platform and the .NET tooling.

We covered a lot of ground:

  • JSON
    • overview; support in WCF and WebAPI; JSON.NET
  • JavaScript
    • overview; IntelliSense in Visual Studio; TypeScript
  • NoSQL
  • Node.js
    • overview; running locally; running in Azure Websites
  • AMQP
    • overview; publishing to RabbitMQ with Node.js, consuming with .NET
    • AMQP on Azure - lack of interop with Node.js and .NET modules
    • publishing to Azure Service Bus queues wth Node.js, consuming with .NET

The slide deck is on SlideShare now – Non-Microsoft Technologies Which Microsoft is Embracing, and embedded below:

And all the supporting code is on github here: CsugApr2013.

If you want to run the samples yourself, you’ll need to publish the database project, replace the database name in the SQL connection strings (.\SQLDEV2012) with your own, and the MongoDB connection details (YOUR-DB-NAME and YOUR-CONNECTION-STRING) with your details from MongoLab.

You can build the solution, and in the Assets directory are a set of sample calls using Firefox RESTClient add-on, and a set of Firefox bookmarks ,which demonstrate the various components.

Feel free to get in touch about the session or the code samples.

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:13 PM Code Gallery , github , Azure , JSON , REST , NoSQL | Back to top

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Another big one to add to your list for next time: HDInsight (Hadoop on Windows).
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