Windows Azure Mobile Services

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9781430261841: Windows Azure Mobile Services

Windows Azure Mobile Services allowsyou to add a cloud backend to your app in minutes. Whether you're building apps for Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS or Android you can take advantage of the Azure cloud to streamline your data and provide a robust, reliable and cost-effective platform to support your app.

By taking advange of the cloud you can create flexible communications channels that allow your apps to take advantage of far greater processing and connectivity resources than the device they're running on can support itself. Wether you're wanting to process server-side code, manage on-device notifications and authentication or simply schedule tasks in a device-independent way Azure has a great deal to offer.

ProWindows Azure Mobile Services provides developerswith a practical demonstration of how Azure can be used to create fully working application architectures that allow you to connect your app to the abundant resources of the world's most sopshisticated cloud platform.

What you’ll learn

  • Create sophisticated apps that will work on a wide range of devices
  • Take advantage of Azure’s computing power to perform CPU intensive processes, such as image resizing, off-device.
  • Discover how to send push notifications to your app without the need to write, test or maintain a back-end infrastructure.
  • Maintain data-hygiene by using server-side scripts to purge old-data and ensure all your users have a common experience of your product
  • Save time by using robust, pre-coded authentication routines for popular services such as Facebook and Twitter that Azure provides out of the box.
  • Understand the security implications and best practices for mobile cloud computing

Who this book is for

This bookis for mobile developers and architects on all platforms with a basic knowledgeof javascript.

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About the Author:

Kristof Rennen, has been actively involved in the development of Mobile Services since the first preview versions were made available and has been part of the Mobile Services Advisory Board to shape and direct the future of this amazing and powerful product.

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