This walkthrough demonstrates how to set-up and deploy a simple cache using Windows Azure AppFabric. The cache is provisioned via the Windows Azure developer Portal and then wired into a simple application using Visual Studio. There are scripts and code to download, if desired, for this demonstration. At the end of this demonstration you will understand how to get a simple cache up and running.
This demonstration shows you how to place and retrieve data from a public feed into the Windows Azure AppFabric cache by:
- Populating an ASP.NET GridView control with a formatted Twitter feed
- Provisioning a Windows Azure AppFabric Cache
- Retrieving Twitter data into the cache
- Using ASP.NET Trace to compare the performance benefits
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- Windows Azure AppFabric account (to provision the cache)
- Visual Studio 2010 (Express or retail SKUs)
- OPTIONAL: Windows Azure account (if you want to provision the project in the cloud)
- Video Background: "Introduction to the Windows Azure AppFabric Cache" by Tony Meleg
- Video Demo of Caching: "Windows Azure AppFabric Cache – How to Set-up and Deploy a Simple Cache" by Tony Meleg
*Note: The text file in the download archive contains sample code as demonstrated in the video.
*Note: To find via Codeplex: Search “AppFabricCacheHelloWorld”