Visual Studio WebJobs Walkthrough

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  1. Create an ASP.NET WebApp
  2. At project node, Add “New Azure WebJob Project”
  3. Choose project type: Continuous/OnDemand/Schedule
    1. Continuous:
      1. A JobHost.RunAndBlock(); in void Main().
      2. A method for [QueueTrigger/BlobTrigger(queuename)] to dequeue message from queue
    2. On Demand/Schedule:
      1. A JobHost.Call(methodname, value) in void Main().
      2. A method for [Queue/Blog(queuename)] to enqueue  message to the queue 
  4. Publish WebApp and/or WebJob projects to Azure. And you will find the WebJob deployed under the WebApp App_Data folder
  5. Configuration: Add Azure Storage Connection String to Live Azure Web Site.
    1. Go to Server Explorer –> Storage to get Storage Connection String
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    2. Go to  Websites –> Settings, create 2 entries AzureWebJobsStorage & AzureWebJobsDashboard. And select Custom from the Database Type column.
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  6. Debug Contiuous WebJob: In Server Explorer, goto your WebJob and make sure it is started.
    1. Attach Debugger. Set your breakpoints.
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    2. View static Logs.
  7. Run OnDemand WebJob to send message to the queue which will in turn trigger any breakpoints in the continuous WebJob.
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Ref:

https://github.com/Azure/azure-webjobs-sdk-samples

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2014/11/12/new-developer-and-debugging-features-for-azure-webjobs-in-visual-studio.aspx

Azure WebJobs

Update 11/30/2014:

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Resources:

Silverlight Async Programming – Best Practices

Silverlight client runtime does not allow synchronous operations and requires network-based operations to be asynchronous. While asynchronous and event-based programming models have been a part of the .NET Framework since the earliest versions, orchestrating sequential and parallel asynchronous workflows can be problematic.

Form Validation using jQuery Validation plugin

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In the example above, we only used three validation methods (required, email and url). There are several other methods that can be used here. Here are a few of them:

  • remote: requests a resource to check the element for validity.
  • min: makes the element require a given minimum.
  • date: makes the element require a date.
  • creditcard: makes the element require a credit card number.
  • equalTo: requires the element to be the same as another one.

You can find an exhaustive list of built-in validation methods at http://docs.jquery.com/Plugins/Validation#List_of_built-in_Validation_methods.

But I can’t find a suitable built-in method for my situation. Can I write my own method?” Yes you can! And its really easy.

Writing Your Own Validation Method

Calling the jQuery.validator.addMethod() method. It takes three parameters:

  • name: The name of the method, used to identify and referencing it, must be a valid javascript identifier.
  • method: the actual method implementation, returning true if an element is valid.
  • message: The default message to display for this method.

In the validate function, we specify that the ‘sport’ field should be validated using the selectNone method.

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Make sure to look at the source code behind these demos

Via Form Validation using jQuery

Another tutorial here