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Tim Park, Part of the Platform Strategy Team at Microsoft

Tim Park

Biography: Tim Park

Tim is part of Microsoft’s Platform Strategy team where he helps set the direction of Microsoft platforms internally with a focus on the startup and open source communities. He has over 15 years of application development experience across client and server from work at Microsoft and two startups (WebTV Networks and Nest Labs).

Presentation: Modern web apps with ember.js, node.js, and Windows Azure

Track: Solution Track Thursday 2 / Time: Thursday 11:30 - 12:20 / Location: Westminster Suite

Web applications are going through a renaissance. Once sluggish and flat partners to their fast and fluid device counterparts, the web application landscape is rapidly shifting to client MVC frameworks that work against REST APIs built in the cloud.

In this session, you'll will learn:

  • Client MVC application architecture and its motivations.
  • Walkthrough of how the pieces of a client MVC application fit together.
  • Walkthrough of how a REST API backend is implemented in node.js.
  • Using Windows Azure Store to quickly setup a MongoDB backend.
  • Setting up continuous deployment of a node.js app on Windows Azure.
  • Scaling node.js apps up and down on Windows Azure.