I have had a chance to review this book ‘Windows Azure programming patterns for Start-ups‘. As a .NET developer and C#, I have to say I found this book both fulfilling and practical for the areas I wanted to learn in Windows Azure.
I am not very new to Windows Azure having written some code here and there. I found this book very practical in the approach the authors have taken to ensure all areas of Windows Azure are explained. In this book, the developer is angaged from page 1 as a brand new service is created from scratch to deployment.
I will say having read this book, I can now make informed choices on which Windows Azure storage to choose from Table Storage, Blobs, Queues and Windows Azure SQL databases. I also enjoyed the topic on ‘What’s New in Windows Azure’