Did you know Microsoft Azure can host Node.js web apps too? Microsoft Azure is about much more than just Windows and Microsoft’s developer tools. Node.js is just one of the many great platforms that are supported on Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft Azure offers a wide array of creation, deployment and management capabilities through the Azure Management Portal, PowerShell cmdlets or the Xplat CLI (cross-platform, command-line interface).
Visual Studio Integration
The Node.js Tools for Visual Studio is an open source, free plugin for Visual Studio that turns it into a full Node.js Development Environment.
Open Source SDK
The open source Microsoft Azure SDK for Node.js provides functionality to easily consume and mange Azure Services from any Node.js application.
Here are a few articles on creating and managing Node.js application on the Azure platform:
- Build and Deploy a Node.js web app in Azure App Service using Git
- Build and Deploy a Node.js application to an Azure Cloud Service
- Build a Node.js Chat Application with Socket.IO on an Azure Cloud Service
- Build and Deploy a Node.js web app to Azure using WebMatrix
Since no Azure application is complete without the utilization of other Azure services, here are some articles on consuming Azure services:
- How to use Blob storage from Node.js
- Build a Node.js web application using DocumentDB
- Create a Node.js web app on Azure with MongoDB using the MongoLab add-on
- How to use Table storage from Node.js
- How to use Service Bus topics and subscriptions
- How to use Queue storage from Node.js
Happy developing Node.js apps on Azure!