Windows Azure + Node.js

In December 2011, Windows Azure announced support for running Node.js in the cloud. Node.js is a popular framework for building web applications in JavaScript. Node uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.  We’ll take a quick look at Azure and the tools for using Node.js in it, including the Cloud9 IDE, which provides the first browser-based deployment tool for Windows Azure.

Peter Laudati

Peter Laudati, the “JrzyShr Dev Guy,” is a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft, based in the New York/New Jersey area. One of his roles is supporting and educating developers working Microsoft technologies. Peter supports the developer community in the NY/NJ Metro area by speaking at user group events, Code Camps, and various tech conferences. Peter spends most of his time focused on Windows Azure & cloud computing these days. You can participate in the Rock Paper Azure Challenge and @home with Windows Azure projects he has worked on. His blog can be found at You can also follow him on Twitter @Jrzyshr.